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The Ripening
The Ripening:
A Canadian Girl Grows Up

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" Tillie’s grit and ability to face life’s challenges are inspiring, the seeds for later discovering her artist self. Tillie takes readers on a wild ride. Join her if you dare! "

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Curva Peligrosa
Curva Peligrosa

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FLING!
Fling!

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"Fling! is both hilarious and touching. Every page is a surprise, and the characters! I especially loved Bubbles, one of the most endearing mothers in recent fiction. A scintillating read."

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Freefall
Freefall :
A Divine Comedy

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" These fascinating characters will fill your imagination, defying expectations about aging, art, and what truly matters in life. "

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All This
All This

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" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" Indicative of the title, the poems in All This range from the conventional lyric/narrative that captures an intense moment of emotion, an epiphany glimpsed briefly out of the corner of the eye, to the more experimental. "

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No More Kings
No More Kings

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" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

Each finely crafted poem in this powerful collection comes alive on the page while she traces the days’ journeys with a painter’s eye, a musician’s ear, and the deft pen of a poet.

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For lovers of Matisse & poetry     

PictureI fell in love with Matisse many years ago because of his innovative colors and compositions. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to see most of his work that’s collected in museums around the world, including the amazing Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Awhile back, when my husband and I visited the Cone Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art, I found a wonderful book, Matisse in the Cone Collection: The Poetics of Vision. It inspired me to write several ekphrastic poems based on some of the images there. (For those who aren’t familiar with the term “ekphrastic,” it simply means poems that are based on art works.)

It’s difficult to find publishing venues for such work because color images in print can be very costly. So I was delighted when I found an online venue, The Ekphrastic Review. The images are now in public domain, so they have been able to show four of them in all their splendor along with my accompanying poems. I hope you’ll take a look!

https://www.ekphrastic.net/ekphrastic/matisse-the-poetics-of-vision-four-poems-by-lily-iona-mackenzie

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  1. Hi, it is me from India.. New comer to your blogging community.. Supporting hand of you is pretty good to encourage me to do more…hoping your kind support: rahoofvettichira@gmail
    Good night..

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