|Regina poet, June Mitchell. © SB|
Mitchell, who is well known in local literary circles (among many others), writes about life from birth through old age, with stops along the way at peace, protests, going topless and more.
June Mitchell's poetry is a celebration of life — hers, and all of ours. Her poems positively crackle with the joy of a life well-lived. — Dave Margoshes, from the back cover of and i think to myself.Perhaps an autobiography in verse. Accessible, entertaining and thoughtful, full of June Mitchell's irrepressible love, humour — and yes, joy.
what happened to the girl who stood immovable while bullets flew would gladly trade her reputation for a burning kiss threw poison phrases at omnipotence guardians of the prematurely old fill her with a head of steam to lift her off her bench send her like a rocket into the world spitting stars until there's nothing left of her but joy.
and i think to myself is available through the Saskatchewan Publishers Group and other locations.
|Regina poet Bernadette Wagner, June Mitchell's|
daughter-in-law, hosted the launch. © SB
|June Mitchell, reading poems from her book |
to a capacity crowd. © SB