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Guéganne Doucet, Artist-Painter-Sculptor
Biography: This Canadian-born Internationally renowned artist has a double heritage of two first nations in Canada, Mi`kmaq and Acadian. Over the course of her career, her work has evolved from realistic to figurative realist forms and geometric abstraction. She divides her work into three aspects: representation, interpertation, and dimension. In all phases of her work, but particularly with the expressionism, she explores themes inspired by the rich art of the Mi`kmaq. She developed her realist abstract images in the depths of four-dimensioned space, evoking the continuous, cyclical sensory worlds of our experiences, past, present, and future. Her works shift and change continually and the ephemeral patterns subdivide and form again on other planes, revealing new realms of our subconscious. Her paintings play colour, time and space in musical harmony. Using colours and planes, she creates chromatic substances and surreal forms to activate and reactivate matter in order to pursue energy and fire through her use of successive, changing contrasts. She views art as vital to human nature's struggle to understand all dimensions of the universe, and hopes her works open the mysterious recesses of our memories and intuitions to our conscious perceptions.
One of the most highly decorated artists in Canadian history, Guéganne Doucet was born in the fishing village of Escuminac, on New Brunswick's North Shore. She has a private studio in Shediac, New Brunswick.
Please view more on this extraordinary and most prolific artist at the following sites:
Luc Majno is a photographer/cameraman/musician living in Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada, who places much emphasis on personal responsibility in making this world of ours a better place in which to live. Through educating himself and others in his circles about Mother Earth and our urgent need to duly pay our respects to Her, he remains optimistic that ours is a planet with a potential for sustained renewal.
Luc can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Vallance, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is the chairperson of the Ottawa Chapter of The Canadian Poetry Association, http://cpaottawachapter.homestead.com/index.html
Richard Vallance is an internationally known Canadian sonneteer, haiku poet and poetry critic. His poetry home page and portal is Poesie's laissez-faire Faire Foire http://poesieslaissezfaire.ca/
Richard Vallance and Bradley A. Bucsis are the Editors of The New Pleiades Anthology of Poetry = Le Florilège de la nouvelle Pléiade © 2005 ISBN 0-9737-888-6-0 $15.95 a multimedia CD-ROM international poetry anthology, accessible here: http://poesieslaissezfaire.homestead.com/NewPleiades2005.html
Richard Vallance is also the Editor of the quarterly poetry journals, Canadian Zen Haiku canadien ISSN 1705-4508 http://canadianzenhaikuhome.homestead.com/index.html and Sonnetto Poesia ISSN 1705-4524 http://sonnettopoesiahome.homestead.com/index.html
He is also the in-house poetry critic for the internationally acclaimed UK poetry e-zine, PoetryLife & Times, where he writes the monthly Vallance Review (54 reviews to date, February 2006), here: http://poesieslaissezfaire.homestead.com/vallancereview20052006.html
100s of Richard's poems have been published in several prestigious international poetry e-zines, and he has also been frequently published in poetry journals and anthologies n print, such as: Canadian Zen Haiku canadien, Eclectic Muse, The Future Looks Bright (anthology), Möbius, Neovictorian/Cochlea (Madison, Wisc.), Poetry Canada, Poemata (CPA) and Sonnetto Poesia. You can find a partial list of his credits here: http://poesieslaissezfaire.homestead.com/RichardVallancepoetrypoesie.html
"Carol Desjarlais is a teacher who retrieves troubled youth, a counselor, a woman of Native American heritage, a soul seeker, the mother of seven and a sister of the earth.
Carol writes for no other reason than to express how the world has affected, and affects, her. She has always been a writer. Her soul has had need of expression.
The road of life is fraught with incidents of awe. That she might share her reactions to these moments with others is an honor she holds sacred."
Carol Desjarlais is the author of a most remarkable memoir, entitled, Shhhhhh: A Creation Story. This is not only a life story, but a book that positively sings with spiritual growth, the narrative much enhanced by the frequent addition of the author's powerful and commanding poetry.
It can be purchased at the following link:
Patricia Guylas is a world-class artist, whose creations are simply stunning. Patricia has done many showings in France, the U.S.A. and Canada. Check out her site and her artworks at:
Munir Mezyed - Endymion's Poetry Portal
Some writers stand apart from the everyday. Here is a case in point. This site proudly offers up the person, and work, of Munir Mezyed.
Munir Mezyed is a Jordanian writer originally from Palestine,
he has written and published his poetry in different magazines
and newspapers in the Middle East.
Visit Munir Mezyed's site at: www.endymionspoetry.netfirms.com
Seeking Grace: A Journey through Grief, Healing and Loss ... (Eagle Wings Press),
Reviews for Seeking Grace
“It is hard to believe that Margaret Eaton’s Seeking Grace is a first book. The images and insights are as polished as pebbles long spinning in a creative vortex. Margaret is a writer who has mastered her art, presented us with an endearing appreciation of family and the flow of lives, the breath of being, ‘all are one.’ In perfecting Seeking Grace she has also hugely entertained us.”
“Margaret has turned her grief into some very engaging poetry that immediately catches the reader up into the life experiences and special wisdom of a remarkable woman, indeed of two remarkable women, for the book is as much about Margaret as it is about her mother...it is full of reflective insight into the relationship between life and death and between death and life.”
“Tragedies and sorrows are an inevitable segment of life in all its rich fullness and therefore Seeking Grace is an inspiring expression of a universally applicable amelioration in the face of crushing burdens – a reality that is as irrefutable to every rational mind as it is instructive and edifying. The reader is constantly reminded that no man is an island. We are deeply involved in society and community and are diminished by the passing of a mentor, friend, lover or relative. As a work of art, the poems elevate the senses to subliminal heights of profound passion, for are we not all connected in the endless chain of humanity’s perpetuity from the dawn of civilization?”
To order please make cheque payable to Margaret Eaton.
Crowned Compassion is a celebration of love by the poet Zayra Yves, who takes the listener on a soulful ride, a cosmic sojourn through time and space, embracing the spiritual as well as the provincial, exploring the textures of emotion by showing us the truth of reality, as well as the sultry passions.
It is a distinct privilege to add the wonderful poet and artist Zayra Yves to our links pages. Please find more on this extraordinary woman at http://www.zayrayves.com/photos.html
Zayra Yves has a new book of poetry, titled "As Empty As Nirvana."Richard Doiron had the privilege of writing one of the blurbs on the back of this book. In his opinion, as in that of countless others, Zayra Yves is a modern-day mystic and wonder. One but needs to read one of her poems or hear her read once to grasp the meaning of the statement.
To purchase Zayra's new book, else to read some of her work, please go to:
Cool Shade And Sweet Water: Marianne Zirkle
Marianne Zirkle was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999. In short order, she recognized that stress played a role in her wellness. More than a bit surprised to discover that there was no cure for MS, she strives daily to keep a healthy balance in her life.
Finding that alleviating anxiety and negative emotions is intricate in maintaining wellness for those living with Multiple Sclerosis, Marianne opened her heart to its true nature – writing.
Over the years, she has found that helping others to overcome their wounded and shattered lives and search for peace opened her heart to the possibilities within herself.
Her poetic style is free verse, allowing her thoughts to flow unrestricted. With the use of appealing words and ethereal imagery, in “Cool Shade And Sweet Water,” her first print book of poetry, she endeavors to capture the essence of being.
Having worked at “Women and Children’s Horizons,” in her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin, for eleven years, Marianne currently works at the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, a state prison for women in Union Grove. There, she helps prepare the women to reintegrate into their communities and develop the skills necessary to lead healthy and self-sufficient lives.
Her work strongly emphasizes emotional health with an unwavering emphasis on Love, Compassion, and Understanding as tools for personal growth and inner fulfillment. In the meantime, Marianne continues to be a most prolific writer of inspired and inspiring poetry.
Cool Shade And Sweet Water can be ordered through Barnes and Noble and is also available through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble at: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?r=1&ean=9781424165735