by Micheline Maylor
Starfish is a collection that is both deeply beautiful and unafraid. It looks with clarity and grief at the untimely death of a close friend and finds solace in the friendship that was. At the same time, this is a book that is fearless in its examination of death. It walks us close to that darkness and brings us safely back again, and we will never be the same.
Released: February 2011
Micheline Maylor is a recent graduate of the May Studio at the Banff Centre in 2010. She was named honourable mention in the UK’s 2007 Petra Kenny poetry awards, and recently published in Fiddlehead, Descant, and the Literary Review of Canada. She attained a BA with honours at the University of Calgary in English, a Masters degree with distinction in creative writing at Lancaster in Northern England, and a Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a specialisation in Creative Writing. She has been the recipient of the Overseas Research Scholarship, the International Research Scholarship and Alberta Foundation for the Art grants. She has poetry published in over 60 journals in 5 countries. A certified poetry fanatic, she teaches creative writing, poetry, and composition at Mount Royal University. She also teaches various poetry workshops at the Alexandra Writer’s Centre Society, serves as its past President, and is the current editor of FreeFall literary magazine (http://www.freefallmagazine.ca). Her first book is titled
Full Depth: The Raymond Knister Poems (2007) and is available through Wolsak and Wynn (http://www.wolsakandwynn.ca).