CarolynZonailo.com
CZ
Home Page Biography Poetics Publications Reviews Interviews Articles Poems
Forthcoming Titles Franšais Photo Gallery Literary Papers Links Contact Credits
Publications
CZ.com | Publications | Poetry Chapbooks | Letters of the Alphabet
 
Letters of the Alphabet
Click to enlarge.

Letters of the Alphabet
Carolyn Zonailo
Greensleeve Editions,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
1992

Carolyn Zonailo’s Letters of the Alphabet is meditative, spiritual, and erotic. This collection “begins with absence” and ends with “the last word: love.” Each poem is a letter to a lover, coupled with the imagery and emotion she finds in each letter of the alphabet. Carolyn Zonailo writes out of a female romantic vision, reminding us of the depth and wonder that is found in the experience of love.


Critical Praise for Letters of the Alphabet

“Not being a fan of anything mushy, I was delighted by the clear-headed intensity of your poems, their passionate maturity and, especially, their rich spiritual insights.”

Barry Dempster, winner Petra Kenney Award


“I really liked the lyrical Letters, I didn’t even, in the midst of reading words, envy the poet’s happiness!”

Ralph Maud, Simon Fraser University

 
 
CZ.com | Publications | Poetry Chapbooks | Letters of the Alphabet
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
Français/Español
 
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.
 
 
CZ Go to the Top of the Page.
     
Home Page | Biography | Poetics | Publications | Reviews | Interviews | Articles | Poems
Forthcoming Titles | Francais | Photo Gallery | Literary Papers | Links | Contact | Credits
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
© 2004 - 2017 Carolyn Zonailo
Website by Salamander Interactive