Friday, September 08, 2006

Zetlin, Elizabeth, Owen Sound, ON

Liz Zetlin is a visual artist and nature poet with a twist. She plants words with garlic cloves, grassy punctuation marks on rocky pastures and creates poetry videos about limestone. Zetlin's publications include The Thing With Feathers, Taking Root, and Said the River. Her poetry has won a Stephen Leacock Award, the Canadian Poetry Association's Shaunt Basmajian Award, and has been featured on CBC radio. Zetlin is also a teacher, editor and member of the poetry collective Words Aloud and the Advisory Board for Ginger Press’ poetry imprint, Wild Ginger. Last year she co-directed the Words Aloud Spoken Word Festival in Durham. Zetlin’s poetry videos, The Limestone Ghazals, were exhibited in Canada and Ireland as part of the Limestone Barrens Project. She lives in Markdale, Ontario.

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