Saturday, 21 September 2013


Rose DeShaw has been gardening poetry on a corner of Kingston for many years. She has also been writing and publishing, in magazines and anthologies, decades of columns in diverse newspapers (here's a current sample, published in the Kingston Whig-Standard, and on her blogNo Polite Silence Here), and micro press presentations:

DESHAW, Rose. Ibbity. Mt Pleasant: Laurel Reed Books, 2007. Limited Edition. 4to. Wrappers. Fine / Fine. np [24 pages]. Sheets stapled along spine edge with printed dustwrapper. Printed bookmark, with poem, laid in. [more about Laurel Reed Books here]

Rose DeShaw's 'Coming Down The Alaskan Highway Was The Central Fact Of My Childhood' oversion online privacy respecting press 10201 2010, 37 copies of the original work, a numbered series, 1/37 with new cover all notated with a sharpee
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An inspiring activist, through song and storytell and body-on-the-line assertions, Rose has been a great friend to me since we first bumped into one another online. We have enjoyed cross-fertilizing on many poetry playspaces, and in the sojourns of backchannelling intimate conversation. Watching the seasons run is a shared favourite activity, hence the sequencing of above imagery:

Online friends manifest in garden, 2011
 happy birthday, Rose.

Images from online sources: Rose DeShawDick DeShawOversion, & possibly more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a rose is a rose is eros