Over the next few weeks, I would like to share a weekly poem from my poetry collection as I try out some ideas for sharing my work more widely. Please feel free to leave a comment below or send me private feedback about the poem, its presentation (graphics), and this sharing concept.
About This Week’s Poem:
My poem, entitled “Beauty Destroyed, Essence Relinquished”, appears as part of my “Life Choices” collection submitted to the 2015 CBC Canada Writes Poetry Contest*. This poem was originally composed in 2014 in response to another CBC Canada Writes Poetry Contest that challenged Canadians to take a proverbial Shakespearean selfie in the form of a contemporary soliloquy. Mine developed into a Shakespearean anti-cancer visualisation soliloquy, the story of which I captured in a creative nonfiction piece, entitled “The Telling of the Essence”, that I submitted to the 2015 CBC Canada Writes Creative Nonfiction Contest*.