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Room of One’s Own – 2003

There are many beautiful things to be found within the pages of the magazine that celebrates words as they are written, poems as they are whittled out, and art as it is imagined and incarnated by women. There are stories of love, of love lost, of shame and regret, of redemption and celebration. Poems of all the same themes. And art of still the same, wonderfully rendered, including several paintings by talented artist Heather Horton, with cover feature “Cheltenham Eden.” In the artist bio, Horton says she paints with “recurring themes of isolation, anticipation and solitude.” In looking at the front cover, it is not hard to imagine any of these themes.

There are many beautiful things to be found within the pages of the magazine that celebrates words as they are written, poems as they are whittled out, and art as it is imagined and incarnated by women. There are stories of love, of love lost, of shame and regret, of redemption and celebration. Poems of all the same themes. And art of still the same, wonderfully rendered, including several paintings by talented artist Heather Horton, with cover feature “Cheltenham Eden.” In the artist bio, Horton says she paints with “recurring themes of isolation, anticipation and solitude.” In looking at the front cover, it is not hard to imagine any of these themes.

The poetry here is astonishing. In Alexis Easley’s “Slow Burn” she writes, “This I now remember: lying on a bunk / and watching your hand fall, lit by streetlight- / silver rings and lank fingers / I almost kissed it.” In “The Roses of Winter” Pamela Porter muses: “some roses, you know, take years / when newly planted, to bloom.” Further on, she compares the roses to female hockey players: “they / are the roses of winter, daughters / of mothers whose roots / deep, infused with dirt, reworked / soil that once denied them /paper routes and five-man basketball.” Also of note are Bindu Suresh’s story, “The Moment Before You Reached Me,” and Renee Norman’s poem, “A Dozen Brown Eggs.” [A Room of One’s Own, P.O. BOX  46160 Station D, Vancouver, BC Canada. Single issue $5. http://www.roommagazine.com] – TD

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