isbn: 9780991872244 $10.00 cdn | us 5 x 8 pb, 30 pages poetry / anthology Publication date: October 17, 2015
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Momma’s Prayer Flags is a collection of poetry, crafted during the spring of 2015 during one of Lorna Crozier’s remarkable poetry writing (and life giving) courses. The work of 11 poets is featured in this collection. Lorna edited the work, capably assisted by Susan Olding. Melanie Craig-Hansford, whose poetry also appears in the book, created the original cover art.
Lorna Crozier has published 17 books of poetry and a memoir. An Officer of the Order of Canada she’s been acknowledged for her writing, her contribution to literature, and her mentoring and teaching with five honourary doctorates, the most recent from McGill and Simon Fraser Universities. Her books have received several national awards, including the Governor-General’s Award for poetry. The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things was declared one of The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books and Amazon chose her memoir as one of the 100 books you should read in your lifetime. She has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and has read her poetry on every continent except Antarctica. A beloved teacher at the University of Victoria for over twenty years and an instructor at Banff and Sage Hill, Lorna now flexes her teaching muscles at Wintergreen. She’s taught there since 2010 and it’s become a second home. Her first home is on Vancouver Island where she lives with writer Patrick Lane and two fine cats who love gardening as much as she does.