We are pleased to host visiting poet Mary Corkery, launching Simultaneous Windows (Inanna Publications), alongside Deirdre Dwyer, launching The Blomidon Logs (ECW Press).
Mary Corkery’s career includes various roles in social justice and international development organizations, most recently KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives where she was executive director for eight years. Now retired, Mary focuses on her writing, and volunteer work as a board member for The Catherine Donnelly Foundation, which funds social justice work. Recently, her poems have been published in Room, Descant, The Malahat Review, The Antigonish Review, Existere, The Nashwaak Review, Writing at Wintergreen (a 2012 anthology edited by Helen Humphreys), The Dream Catcher, (U.K.), and Kindred (U.S.A.)
Deirdre Dwyer is the author of two collections, The Breath That Lightens the Body and Going to the Eyestone. She has worked as an ESL instructor in Japan; travelled in Asia, Europe, and in an old Volkswagen van across Canada and the U.S.; taught at universities in Halifax; and helped found a farmers’ market in her hometown. She lives in Musquodoboit Harbour, on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore, with her golden retriever, Molly.