Reflections on a Reading

poetry evening w DanielaIf the autumn rains drummed and the dark night swirled outside the window, that was not the case if you were a part of Daniela Elza’s  poetry reading in the studio. She transported us,
with her wide open heart and  lyrical passages, (even treating us to a Bulgarian folksong) to a place of wonder and unseen possibilities. What stayed with me afterwards was Daniela herself. It is wonderful to experience some-one read with such genuine passion. Daniela’s spirit feels embodied in her poetry; in fact one senses from her comment, “I don’t have time for writers block; if I’m not writing then I’m engaged in the business of writing,”  that she is fully alive in her creative process on all levels.
For myself, she offered a clear reflection into how one can be truly engaged with living by following what you love. Thank-you Daniela for that unexpected gift.
Some very apt reviews of her work can be found on her blog Strange Places . You can also see her collaborative work in her video poem crow morphologies on youtube.

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About Joan Conway

My artistic passions are poetry and collage. But I am curious human, always exploring new mediums, new opportunities for creative expressions.
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5 Responses to Reflections on a Reading

  1. daniela elza says:

    Dear Joan, it is lovely to read your reflections on the reading. Thank you! Some readings become memorable and sustain me in my work. The reading at your studio will remain such a reading. You are a most generous host. And your passion is contagious, for which I am grateful.
    And thank you for the work you do in bringing the community together. Invaluable.
    all the best to you and the new Green Blossom Studio.

  2. Joan Conway says:

    Thank-you Daniela..having you read was a dream actualized..it blew open many possibilities to share the studio. I am grateful that it was so mutually rewarding

  3. Pingback: Strange Places » what remains

  4. Thanks, Joan for hosting this event – I wish I could have been there, but I did get a chance to hear Daniela the next day at the Smithers library – her poems are powerful and thought-provoking, and to hear her read them adds enormously to their impact.

    • Joan Conway says:

      Yes Sheila, Its always so very inspiring to be with some-one who feels so passionately about their work, and as you said to get the chance to listen to poems that connect. Thank-you again for doing the work that enabled her to come up here.

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