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Introducing my brand new, hot off The Collins Foundation Press, poetry book, They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud.

They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud

Here is what poet, Susan McCaslin had to say about the book:

“With a big cosmological bang, a shout, a creation song, Pauline Le Bel’s They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud opens with a hymn to creation, to planet earth, to our common mother Gaia. Then the poems plunge us into the particularities of a woman’s everyday life, moving through the stages of childhood, adulthood, and elder-dom. Her compelling lyrics dance us through her taut word-craft: “I’ll make sentences/ gather nouns and verbs/ the occasional unnecessary adjective/ the mighty metaphor/ pile them together/ like stones on the beach.” Le Bel is above all else a praise-singer whose poems call us to participate in the universal song.” Susan McCaslin, author of Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne (Quattro Books, 2016)

Available by email: songspinner(at)shaw(dot)ca $15 plus shipping

Review of They Ask Me Why I Sing So Loud: “I loved reading your writings….so grounding, so poignant, so breathtaking. I am inspired to think about the air I’m breathing so it’s not such a casual thing anymore. So many gifts you give. Thank you.” Joan Caplan

Book launch: August 13, 3-5 pm at Rustique Bistro, Bowen Island. Music by Pauline Le Bel and Teun Schut, musical cookies, refreshments, and of course reading from my book.

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