Cover of Cattail Skyline by Joanne EppI’m a poet with interests in books, music, and art. I have lived in Manitoba for twenty years now, but still think of myself as being from Saskatchewan. My first full-length poetry collection, Eigenheim (Turnstone Press), was published in 2015; my second, Cattail Skyline (Turnstone Press), in 2021.

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Influences (1)

A recent question from a Facebook friend prompted me to think about the poets I first read many years ago, and the ways they influenced my own writing and how I think about poetry. So here are three who came immediately to mind. These are poets I read when I was just beginning to take … Continue reading Influences (1)

Where poetry comes from

Recently I came across that line by William Wordsworth about poetry having its origin in “emotion recollected in tranquility.” It had been so long since I’d read Wordsworth that I couldn’t recall the context of that phrase, and suspected that there was a bit more to it. The quotation is from the Preface to the second edition … Continue reading Where poetry comes from

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Cattail Skyline at THIN AIR

THIN AIR, the Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival, is now on! The festival’s dedicated web site went live today, September 20, and will be available till October 18. And Cattail Skyline gets to be part of it all.

See this year’s lineup of writers here.

Cattail Skyline launched!

My second poetry collection, Cattail Skyline, had its online launch on June 4, hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers. It’s available from McNally Robinson and other fine bookstores. You can see a video of the event here.

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