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Canada's National Bird Contest

National Geographic has been carrying on a national bird contest for Canada's 150th anniversary: 

visit the site  As such, poet Emily Isaacson has been industriously composing poems on the top five birds. She's read all the comments and poems of voting Canadians, and then summed it all up with a rich palette. You spoke and she listened: I hope you've liked the posts she's provided so far. The winner of the contest is, finally, the Grey Jay. 

Click on the following poems to read:

Grey Jay

Common Loon

Snowy Owl

Canada Geese

Black-capped Chickadee


Book Launch Coming 2018

Hallmark by Emily Isaacson

is to be launched

Monday evening

April 9, 2018 at Clearbrook Library

Details. . .  click here

Visit the book site.

Watch the book trailer with footage and samples of poetry by Emily Isaacson.

New Release

The Blossom Jar by Emily Isaacson

~  book release ~ 

May 2, 2017

The Act Art Gallery, Maple Ridge 7 PM

This 50 page chapbook is prose-poetry

based on a true story.

only $6.99 paperback

Pick your own blossom now

The Blossom Jar Video: this 20 minute movie

is a multi-media special by artist Emily Isaacson

Watch for free now

Follow the Clay Road




                                                            Follow the clay road . . .

Call to the Poets

The Ships of St. John

Isaacson Sonnet



Buy the Novel

City of Roses ~  a novel

By Emily Isaacson

Read more . . .

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Wild Lilies

Emily Carr used to write about the fields of wild lilies in early British Columbia. If you are wondering what a wild lily is, well it refers in this case to any earth-bound lily in contrast to the gilded lily or fleur-de-lis. Your soul is like a prism issuing a rainbow of color. When you write, draw from contrast to lend depth to your work.