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All poems, articles, and poetics by Carolyn Zonailo have previously appeared in print form, and are copyright by the author. Reviews and interviews are copyright by their respective authors, and have previously appeared in print form.

Additional credits include black and white portraits of Carolyn Zonailo: by John Perry, John Sloan, Taki Bluesinger, Marian Penner Bancroft, David Sigmund, Rocke Wightman, Stephen Morrissey, Ian Gemmill, Jef Simpson, Georges Kahyat. Art stamp: drawing and prints by Ed Varney. Colour photographs accompanying poems: by Stephen Morrissey; “Her Long-Limbed Beauty” colour photograph by Rocke Wightman; black and white archival photographs, Zonailo family archives. Scultpure for “The Red Alabaster Heart”, by Ruben Unger, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


  • The Wide Arable Land, cover art: drawing by Claudine Pommier, felt pen and ink, untitled.

  • A Portrait of Paradise, cover art: drawing, “The Meaning of Life—Part 2” by David Simmons.

  • Compendium, cover art: drawing by Carolyn Zonailo.

  • Zen Forest, cover art: photograph by Rocke Wightman, “Goldstream Park”, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

  • The Taste of Giving: New & Selected Poems, cover art: detail from a drawing by Claudine Pommier.

  • Nature’s Grace, cover art: photograph by Stephen Morrissey, “The Hollow Tree”, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  • Memory House, cover art: photograph by Stephen Morrissey, “Memory House”, Rockburn, QC, Canada.

  • Wading the Trout River, cover art: photograph by Stephen Morrissey, “The Trout River in Summer”, Huntingdon, QC, Canada.

  • The Goddess in the Garden, cover art: sculpture by Mona Rutenberg, “Reclining Woman”, fibreglass and resin, Montreal, QC, Canada; photograph by Stephen Morrissey, “Goddess of Notre Dame de Grace”, Montreal, QC, Canada.

  • The Holy Hours, cover art: photograph by Stephen Morrissey, “The Trout River in Winter”, Huntingdon, QC, Canada.

  • Inside Passage, cover design by Daphne Hart.

  • auto-da-fe, cover design by Daphne Hart.

  • Split Rock, cover art: drawing by Anne Popperwell, “Rock Totems”, 4X8 graphite on gesso.

  • Letters of the Alphabet, cover art: photograph by Stephen Morrissey, “Elgin Cemetery”, Elgin, QC, Canada.

  • Twin Souls, cover art: front cover graphics by Ed Varney; back cover author drawing by Ed Varney.

  • Winter, cover art: drawing by Juan Cargnello.

  • Zone 5, cover art: photograph by John Perry.

  • The Aquarian Symbols, cover art: drawing by Jef Simpson.

  • the moon with mars in her arms, cover art: front monoprint “Moon Shadow” by Ottilie Douglas; back portrait of CZ charcoal drawing by Monique Patenaude, Old Port Montreal, 2005.

  • template credits: “The Legend of Mother Earth”, Province of Quebec, Mosaicultures Internationales Montreal 2003, Montreal, QC, Canada, photograph by Stephen Morrissey. “The Wave Goddess”, photograph by Stephen Morrissey, Beverley Hills, CA, USA. “The Miniature Stairs”, photograph by Stephen Morrissey, Vancouver, BC, Canada. | Credits
Wave Goddess
The Wave Goddess
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Zonailo attended ...
CZ is a visionary poet who writes with compassion and careful detail about the world she lives in.
GoddessThe Goddess in the Garden combines mystical insight and sensual language to evoke a timeless meadow where humans and deities play out eternal passions.
She draws on her study of mythology, astrology, and Jungian psychology, for a seemingly inexhaustible source of imagery.
There is a quality in her work which makes all her poems hers, but Zonailo’s style does differ. Compendium is a collection of short, lyrical poetry; Zone 5 of prose. Each book is an extension of her poetic exploration and a separate expression.
Over the years of sitting in Grant's Cafe or the Europa and talking poetry with Lewis Gretsinger, the questions have been asked: why write? what are you saying? what are your poetics?
Last Will and Testament
I give my soul to God.
I give my body to the earth.
I give my poems to posterity.
I give my spirit to tolerance.
I give my mind to the future.
Forthcoming Titles
The Land of Motionless ChildhoodThe Land of Motionless Childhood is a memoir of short stories by Carolyn Zonailo about growing up in Vancouver, and her Doukhobor heritage.
Photo Gallery
CZPictures of CZ from her 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
Literary Papers
Spanning the years 1955 to 2005, the Carolyn Zonailo Papers holds, as nearly as possible, a currently complete collection of Zonailo's extant literary papers.
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