Friday, September 08, 2006

Morton, Wendy, Victoria, BC

When Wendy Morton's first book of poetry, Private Eye, was published in 2001, she knew she had to find some way to turn her poetry into currency. One day she called up WestJet airlines, suggested she read poems for the passengers, write them poems in exchange for flights. And so she became WestJet's Poet of the Skies. She has turned her poems into the currency that has provided her with a PT Cruiser from DaimlerChrylser, luxurious hotel rooms from The Fairmont Hotels, vitamins from Prairie Naturals, a digital camera from Fuji. She has two latest books of poetry from Ekstasis Editions; Undercover and Shadowcatcher. She is currently at work on a memoir, 6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast. In her day job, she's an insurance investigator.

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