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ARTICLES

“Foremothers: Four Modernist Women Poets From the West Coast”, essay by Carolyn Zonailo, Wider Boundaries of Daring, anthology, edited by Di Brandt and Barbara Goddard.

“Homemade Borsch”, essay by Carolyn Zonailo, Letters to My Sisters, anthology, edited by Connie Jones.

“The Triangle of Love: Eros, Psyche, and Poetry”, essay and panel presentation by Carolyn Zonailo, Feminist Caucus, The League of Canadian Poets, Montreal, QC, Canada, June 2004.


POETRY BOOKS

Fight Fire With Spirit
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Fight Fire With Spirit: Selected & New Poems, in-progress.
     A selection from the poetry of Carolyn Zonailo written between 1990 and 2005. Poems in this collection are taken from the work written by CZ since she has lived in Montreal, QC, and include poems from five books and chapbooks of poetry. Also features new, unpublished poems that reflect the world in the 21st Century.

O Tongue, O Bone, forthcoming, 2010.
     A collection of four long mytho-political poems by Carolyn Zonailo. These ambitious and accomplished poems synthesize poetry, art, politics, myth, contemporary consciousness. “Winter” was published in chapbook form, Morgaine House, 1998; “Spring: Birth of the Masculine” is an online chapbook, www.coraclepress.com, 2003; “Summer” and “The Fall” are unpublished new long poems.


The Letter Z
The Letter Z
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PROSE BOOKS

The Land of Motionless Childhood, in-progress.
     A memoir of short stories by Carolyn Zonailo about growing up in Vancouver, and her Doukhobor heritage. These are stories that revisit childhood, viewing the world from a perspective of innocence. Exquisitely crafted stories, full of detail, psychological and historical flavour.


The Letter Z: On Women & Writing
, in-progress.
     A non-fiction collection from the writing of Carolyn Zonailo, elucidating her poetic influences, the growth and development of poetic technique, and the creative life of a woman poet. Includes journal and notebook essays, literary essays, and articles.

 
 
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Wave Goddess
The Wave Goddess
 
Biography
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Zonailo attended ...
 
Poetics
CZ is a visionary poet who writes with compassion and careful detail about the world she lives in.
 
Publications
GoddessThe Goddess in the Garden combines mystical insight and sensual language to evoke a timeless meadow where humans and deities play out eternal passions.
 
Reviews
She draws on her study of mythology, astrology, and Jungian psychology, for a seemingly inexhaustible source of imagery.
 
Interviews
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.
 
Articles
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?
 
Poems
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.
 
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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.
 
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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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