Thursday, February 3, 2011

Acceptance: Ottawa Arts Review

Update: See my review of Ottawa Arts Review, here:

Owl's Ottawa Thoughts

I’m very pleased to have my poem “Hurt Faun” accepted in the official English-language Arts Journal of the University of Ottawa. This is primarily a print journal, but the staff are gradually uploading back issues into a pdf format. You can view the Fall 2007 issue here, if you desire:

Ottawa Arts Review

Getting an acceptance from hard-working student editors at a major university is a such a wonderful and rare gift. It renews my courage as I struggle for hours every day, glued to the computer in the quest after precious phrases.

“What is it all for?” you might ask.

“What is anything for?” I might reply. Isn’t there something to it, this courage to reach into the soul and find what it wants to say, how it connects to the universe through threads of thought and emotion?

When a person speaks from their depths, who is speaking? Not the ego. The universe made us and it is the universe that sings forth when we are honest and full of wonder.



  1. Congratulations is a fantastic person and poet. One who is not afraid to speak the truth!

  2. Thanks, Clarissa! Coming from you, that means a lot to me.