November 2006
ISBN 0-9780536-4-8
4.25 by 7 hand-sewn chapbook
Text and Wrapper on acid free
Mohawk Options 100% PCW
Via Vellum Brick blank cover

French flaps 24 pp

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And Roll from Me like Water
The Erotic Tanka Suite

by Rhonda Batchelor

After you cry out
and roll from me like water,
you hold me to you.
I turn my head as tears come;
too soon to say I love you.


Rhonda Batchelor has worked in and around publishing as a writer, editor, publisher, bookseller and consultant since 1977. From 1990 to 1997 she and her late husband Charles Lillard operated Reference West, a literary press, publishing over 100 chapbooks of poetry and short fiction by some of Canada’s finest writers. After Charles’s death, Rhonda continued the series until 2000 and was host to the accompanying Hawthorne Series of readings during those years. Her own books include Bearings (Brick Books), Interpreting Silence and Weather Report (Beach Holme Publishers). Her poetry, fiction, reviews and articles have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Originally from Brantford, Ontario, Rhonda has lived on Vancouver Island since 1971 and holds a BFA from The University of Victoria. She is currently the Assistant Editor of The Malahat Review.


Cover image: "Hand of God" © 2006 Rob McKinney

Rob McKinney

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