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poetry of Emily Isaacson



velvet night, 

oh, swans upon thy wood.
- Emily Isaacson, The Fleur-de-lis



Arsenic: 58 Distressed Sonnets by Emily Isaacson

Find out everything you wanted to know about

Emily Isaacson's collection of 58 distressed sonnets by Potter's House Press. 

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Emily's Popular Poetry


Purdys Chocolates in Canada opted to send Emily Isaacson four boxes of chocolates to celebrate her new work Arsenic. They think that Emily's poetry is as popular as Purdys Chocolatier - Sweet Georgia Browns.

It's no secret that our Sweet Georgia Browns have their own fan club.   --Purdys Chocolatier


Maison de la Liberté

Emily Isaacson writes about her heroine Joan of Arc, the figure who is also an icon in the Peace Tower Memorial Chamber. Thus she dedicates her life to furthering the cause of her mentor and Patron Saint, 'Our Lady Peace.'  Read more . . .

In spring,

waves that grace the sea,

a simmered adagio,

antique judgments

like a painter’s oil;

camphor, an aid

to digestion,

glittering on the

burgundy dark cobblestones:

the horses, gelding and bay,

shining in the rain.


An innocent girl,

under a noble hymn

rides into battle:

before the angels Gabriel

and Michael, a virgin laurel

gracing a fair, chaste maiden,

her flag bearing

the fleur-de-lis

beneath the gold and hues

of morning.


Our Lady of

the Northern Crown:

still echoing across

the sky,

across the night,

across the sea,

across Orléans,

across the pastoral countryside,



--Emily Isaacson, The Fleur-de-lis, Vol I

Local Reading at The Book Man


Emily Isaaacson read her poetry at The Book Man bookstore

in Chilliwack on Friday, June 8, 2018

Now you can get your copy of her Commemorative Edition book Hallmark

at their Chilliwack store.


What inspires the poetry?


Emily Isaacson's poetry draws its inspiration from many sources, but one of her favourites is the medieval clothing company Armstreet. Visit Armstreet here


Elizabeth Barett Browning

Albert Chevallier Taylor. Painted 1909.


 Where the ferns swagger

and the truth lilies blow, 
the torrents of the ocean gather, 
and the storm currents go.
_Emily Isaacson, The Fleur-de-lis

Poetry in Fashion






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