Charlene Jones and Linda Stitt | Bliss Pig & Other Poems | Gazelle Books

Bliss Pig & Other Poems

Author: Charlene Jones & Linda Stitt | ISBN: 1896219608 : 9781896219608 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 104 | Weight: .186 Kg. | Published: Dundurn Press (Natural Heritage Books) – October 1999 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry anthologies: from c1900-

Bliss Pig and Other Poems represents the formidable writing talents

of two members of the popular trio of poets known as Uncritical Mass. Toronto’s Linda Stitt has published five volumes of poetry. Charlene Jones, a professor of English, has been published in several Canadian and American journals. Together they read to enthusiastic audiences across Canada.

Linda Stitt

was born in Huntsville, Ontario and educated in Georgetown, Ontario, and Toronto. She lived for a number of years in Thunder Bay, Ontario, returning to Toronto in 1978. She has given many workshops in both Canada and the U.S., and has also appeared on radio and television.

My mother read poetry to me when I was in her womb and I emerged, I am told, in Huntsville, Ontario, crying in iambic pentameter. With the encouragement of my parents, I was composing verses as soon as I could talk. I was educated in Georgetown and Toronto and lived for many years in Thunder Bay, where I began the process of what Carl Sagan described as “matter coming to consciousness”. The exploration continues even now that I have exceeded my shelf life and surpassed my best before date. In view of the fact that my work has been known, on occasion, to rhyme, I consider myself an anachronis in my own time. — Linda Stitt

Charlene D. Jones

received dreams as a small child which gave her the key to staying alive during a life and death situation in her teens. She met her root guru Karma Tensing Dorje Namgyal Rimpoche at 18 who understood the power of dreams as meditation and a path to liberation. She travelled to India with her guru and during that time was initiated by His Holiness Chogyam Rimpoche, His Holiness Sakya Trinsen and also met with the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Charlene was the first woman Chairperson of the Dharma Center of Canada and in this capacity, hosted His Holiness the Karmapa on his visit to Canada in 1977. She travelled and studied for several years before entering university and completing two masters degrees. In 1998, Charlene completed a yearlong retreat on dreams and bodywork. and uses these vehicles, along with meditation, to assist others in experiencing their True Nature. She is co-author of two books of poetry, has twelve years experience of performance poetry, and is most proud of being the mother of a wonderful son.

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