Our Featured Poet for this event:
Ronda Wicks Eller was born in 1965 in Toronto, raised in Woodstock and has been a resident in Huron/Perth, ON since 2003. Her poems have appeared in several print and online publications (Canadian, American, UK and Bangladesh) under her married surname Ronda Eller and since 2016, as Ronda Wicks Eller. Her haiku publishes under her haijin name "kinshu ori" and illustrations are signed/published as Ronda Wicks. Ronda is an Administrator of the Canadian Poetry Association's newly branded Canadian Poets Guild, was a member of the CPA since 1994 and its National Media Coordinator from 2004-2012. She is the Central Region Coordinator for Sojourner Literary Festival, which debuted in New Brunswick in 2016 and is targeted for debut in Ontario in 2018). Ronda was an Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets in 2008/9, the owner/operator/editor of SkyWing Press from 2007-14, organizer and hostess of "Crossing the Lines; Poetry Without Borders" at Clinton, Ontario with the support of the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts in 2008. In 2017, she is actively writing new poetry and in the editing stage of her first historic novel trilogy.
Books by Ronda Wicks Eller:
My Harmonic Perfection, 1994, HMS Press
Whale Songs in the Aurora Borealis, 2004, HMS Press
The Lion and the Golden Calf, 2008, SkyWing Press
Creative Misinterpretations, (w/Daniel Kolos and Filomena Pisano) 2016, HMS Press