Guest Post: for Betsy Warland

In this guest post for Betsy Warland’s Oscar Salon series, Yvonne discusses how ideas of identity affect her writing, from her place in her family to her place in a world struggling with the politics of gender roles and race.

Excerpt:

“Gender is a stamp or record of who we are and who we are judged to be. My son seems to clearly self-identify as male. Myself, I’m not always sure. When I play “The Game of Life” with my niece she won’t let me be blue.”

Read the complete article here.

Interview: by Gregor Craigie

Yvonne is interviewed by CBC’s Gregor Craigie for the Belfry Theatre’s B4Play – The Chelsea Hotel show. Yvonne and Gregor discuss poetry and Leonard Cohen.

Listen to the interview here. Find more upcoming Belfry Theatre events here.

Review: This Place is a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone

This Place is a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone
Edited by Vici Johnstone
Caitlin Press
2015, 224 pages.

Reviewed by Sarah Richards

“A formidable collection celebrating diverse voices, themes, and forms, This Place a Stranger includes everything from punchy travelogues to journeys of discovery, from personal essays to memoir, from poetic to political ramblings. A potluck of riches, this assemblage is enticing for its variety and range.”

read the complete review here at Prism International.