May 2012| 6.5 x 8.5 | 32 pp | 978-1-926655-51-2
Astonishments of Sorrow, of Joy
A Poetry Chapbook by Wendy Donowa
open the senses trap doors,
impels perceptions to the wordless deep?
What clutches those reverberations,
draws them up
to the thin air of the knowable?
Intention does not have the final say.
from Smell of Apples, of Hay
After three decades in Barbados as teacher,
artist and museum curator, Wendy Donawa now lives and writes in Victoria.
Her poems have appeared in Caribbean and Canadian journals, in four
chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane, online as Leaf Presss Mondays
Poem, and in the anthologies Walk Myself Home (Caitlin Press,
2010), Open Heart 5 (Ontario Poetry Society, 2011), and The
Wild Weathers: A Gathering of Love Poems (Leaf Press, 2012).
Her first chapbook, Sliding Towards Equinox, appeared
in 2009 (Rubicon Press). She has co-authored, with Leah Fowler, Reading
Canada, a survey of Canadian literature for young adults, forthcoming
early in 2013 with Oxford University Press. Please see also www.wendydonawa.ca.