Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Leanne Boschman

Leanne Boschman’s love for poetry apparently began when her father read the verse of Robert Service to her when she was an infant. The appreciation flourished in high-school, and she has been writing poetry ever since (so far no rhyming ballads).
Her poems have been published in Other Voices, Dandelion Magazine, Geist Magazine, Prism International, Room of One’s Own, and Rhubarb. They have also been included in Creekstones: Anthology of Northern BC Poets, Half in the Sun: Anthology of Mennonite Writing, and Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Writing. Leanne’s first collection of poems entitled Precipitous Signs: A Rain Journal was published in April 2009 by Leaf Press.

Leanne’s day job has been teaching English, Creative Writing, and Women’s Studies for Northwest Community College since 1991. This year she will teach one on-line class each semester because she has just begun a PhD program called Languages, Cultures, and Literacies at Simon Fraser University. She will be commuting there from Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island. She anticipates plenty of opportunities for “poeming” on BC Ferries.

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