cold winter sun, soaring trees
a small lone figure
for a time she stood fearless
my protector, my mother
Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend, writer and poet, Elizabeth Gauffreau, has come back to share her insights into an ancient style of poetry. We are once again bridging the 3897 kilometers, as the crow flies, between New Hampshire and Vancouver.
Several months ago, Liz introduced me to Tanka poetry. In a few words, emotions, memories, and intentions come together. This is going to be an exciting conversation. So put the kettle on and add to the discussion on Tea Toast & Trivia.
Liz holds a BA in English/Writing from Old Dominion University and an MA in English/Fiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire. She is the Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment at Champlain College Online in Burlington, Vermont.
Her fiction publications include short stories in Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Long Story, Soundings East, Ad Hoc Monadnock, Rio Grande Review, Blueline, Slow Trains, Hospital Drive, and Serving House Journal, among others. Her poetry has appeared in The Writing On The Wall, The Larcom Review, and Natural Bridge.
Thank you for joining Liz and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a special thank you and shout out to Liz, who continues to inspire me. You are only an internet click away from Liz on lizgauffreau.com. It is a place where stories dwell. Until next time dear friends, stay safe, be well.
For more information about different forms of poetry, Liz recommends a visit to Colleen M. Chesebro’s website.