Happy Monday and welcome back! Today’s blogger is Heather Haley. Trailblazing poet, author and media artist Heather Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. Her writing appears in numerous journals and anthologies including the Antigonish Review, Geist and The Verse Map of Vancouver. Haley was an editor for the LA Weekly and publisher of the Edgewise Cafe, one of Canada’s first electronic literary magazines. She is the author of poetry collections Sideways, Three Blocks West of Wonderland, and debut novel, The Town Slut’s Daughter. Haley’s video poems are official selections at dozens of international film festivals and she’s toured Canada, the U.S. and Europe in support of two critically acclaimed AURAL Heather CDs of spoken word song.
FIRST CAME MARY
Before hate. In spite of war. A few years back I was fortunate to visit the Yucatan, now referred to as the Mayan Riviera. An anthropology buff, I was thrilled to tour the ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza . It was Christmas and I was astonished by the degree of Maryolotry, the inspiration for this poem from my collection Three Blocks West of Wonderland.
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Tomorrow’s blogger: Jordan Buchanan
Miss one of the days? Here are the blogs posted so far:
Dec. 13 Ellen Chauvet
Dec. 14 Sarah Lane
Dec. 15 Keith Baker
Dec. 16 Virginia Gray
Dec. 17 Gordon Long
Dec. 18 RJ Crayton
Dec. 19 Jennifer Ellis
Dec. 20 Laurie Boris
Dec. 21 Heather Haley