Teasing the Tongue is a collection of poetry crafted during the spring of 2017 during one of Lorna Crozier’s poetry writing retreats. The work of 16 poets is featured in this collection. Lorna edited the work, with the editorial and administrative assistance of Callie Markotich. Peter Coffman’s photograph appears on the cover.
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 honorary 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 collaborated with Ian McAllister on The Wild in You, a collection of his photographs and her poems about the Great Bear Rainforest. The Wrong Cat, received two national poetry awards in 2016. 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.