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The Punctuation Field

” . . . Inspired by the likes of Joe Fafard’s Field Horse, the prehistoric Great Serpent Mound in Ohio, and the Peruvian Nazca line drawings, (Zetlin) transformed a field with mostly native grasses, into a landscape of language.”

“An indelible work of poetry. . . a poet, in tune with the nature that surrounds her, making literature from a farm field. . . . Liz Zetlin’s poems are a reading gift, a donation to stretching our creative minds. They can be read, over and over, each reading bringing new meaning, new recognitions.”

” . . . wise and wonderful commentaries on how we understand ourselves, how we think and how we treat others.”

– Andrew Armitage, Owen Sound Sun Times.

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published 2014

publisher Black Moss Press

category Art Poetry

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The Limestone Barrens Project

An international artistic collaboration inspired by walking the limestone cliffs and alvars of Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula, the Burren in County Clare, Ireland and the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador.

More about this book: http://www.swgc.mun.ca/research/Pages/limestone.aspx

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published 2014

publisher Tom Thomson Art Gallery

category Anthology Art Poetry

Ghost of Glenelg

A poetic conversation with artist Don Holman about his Tom Thomson Art Gallery exhibition, Ghost of Glenelg. “Ghosts as memories that haunt us. Memories we fear, want to preserve, commemorate.”

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published 2014

publisher Always Press

category Art Collaboration Poetry

Connections

A collaboration with artist Jane Garland, inspired by 8 women who rallied around Garland during a personal crisis.

A testament to the tremendous healing properties associated with sharing – a reflection of community. – Mary Baxter, writer and journalist

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published 2014

publisher Always Press

category Art Collaboration Poetry

Said the River, handprinted edition

Handprinted limited edition of lithographs, printed from stones and plates on arches paper by Master Printer Don Holman and assistant printer Michael Campbell. Colour lithographs by Janis Hoogstraten and poems by Liz Zetlin. Based on this edition, a revised trade edition was published by Penumbra Press.

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published 2014

publisher University of Toronto, Scarborough College

category Art Collaboration Poetry

Waging Peace

Waging peace through poetry – is it possible? This book presents the poetry and art from Convergence: Poems for Peace, a project to take political action by giving a poem wrapped in original art to every Canadian Member of Parliament and Senator in the year 2001. Fifty-six poets from across Canada – from Margaret to Liz Zetlin – and 52 artists – from Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger to Paula Zoubek – participated.

Centred around 93 pages of poetry and full-colour art, Waging Peace is enriched by the story of Convergence as told by the originator, Susan McMaster, and essays on poetry in the political sphere by Sarah Klassen, Colin Morton, Roger Nash, Heather Spears, and Senator Jerahmiel Grafstein, sponsor of the Poet Laureate bill.

Mainly in English, poems and translations also appear in French, Kurdish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Sesotho, Michif, and German. Includes 71 illustrations, 54 in colour. Contributors have donated their work to Waging Peace, and all royalties support peace education worldwide.

published 2014

publisher Penumbra Press

category Anthology Art Poetry

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Line by Line: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry

A glimpse of poets in action through the expressive drawings of poet/artist Heather Spears. Fifty of Canada’s most revered poets contemplate the subject of ‘line’ – lines of poetry, landscape or art – each poem accompanied by a pencil portrait of a moment of performance during a literary event.

published 2014

publisher Ekstasis Editions

category Anthology Art Poetry

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