Canadian Poet Karen Godson

Canadian Poet Karen Godson My Story Poems of Desire Poems from a Broken Heart If... Evolving Soap Box Reader's Reviews Picture This! I DID IT!

Consume Less/Give More/Make Friends/Act Consciously/Join Amnesty International/Volunteer/Hold a Fundraiser/Donate a Coat/Foster or Adopt a Child/Attend Peace Rallies/Speak Out/Stand Up/Sign Petitions/Click the Breast Cancer Ribbon/Plant a Tree/Make Soup for the Homeless/Mentor a Teenager/Visit a Senior's Home/Protect the Planet/Rescue an Animal/Take Public Transit/Say I Love You More Often

For years, I was told by an ex-partner that my writing was a waste of time; that first books are NEVER published, and that no one reads poetry anymore. 

I believe that all words are worth reading and every human being deserving of a chance to be heard.  So in 2002, at the age of 38 I began the long journey towards fufilling my dream.  I pulled all of my poems together into a manuscript and called it "Inspired Woman". Realizing that book publishers prefer an author with a track record, I submitted some of my poems to a few Canadian poetry magazines, anthologies and literary journals. Just a few months after I sent the first submission, I received a reply. Soon followed another, and another.

1 of my poems was published in Hammered Out, 2 in  Quills Poetry Magazine, and more were chosen and featured in online poetry magazines.  In February 2003 I was the Featured Poet on Creative Women, a site for women who write, paint and dream.  I was also a featured poet in the Spring issue of Ascent Online Magazine.  In November of 2004, I had multiple poems published in a book of poetry entitled  "Lesbian Spirit-Words from Within" and 4 more in "Lust", an anthology of erotic works by many talented Canadian poets; published by William Byron Sheardown.  2 pieces appeared in The Real Eight View Issue 5,  and still others in the April Issue of Ascent Online Magazine.  2 poems were published in "New Classic Poems", a First Edition anthology by the founder of "Contemporary Formal Poetry" Neil Harding McAlister. 3 years after my first submission, I appeared  in Quills for the 3rd time, and was included in Grey Borders: Pop Culture Magazine!

Now with mighty pen in hand and a determination sharper than ever I am marching forward like an Amazon warrior... intent on publishing Inspired Woman!

And so I say to the above-mentioned ex...  

"While you are busy eating your words, I'll continue writing mine!"

 


 

 

EXCITING NEWS!

Myebook - Inspired Woman - click here to open my ebook

~All poetry on this site is copyrighted to Karen Godson. You are welcome to share my poetry with your loved ones provided credit is given to me. You may copy/paste  your favourites into an email or make a card and use my poems to express yourself. Feel free to print and give them to someone you think would enjoy them. HOWEVER, publishing any poems or prose , either in soft (web site,forum,blog) or hard (book, magazine)format is by written permission only.  Thank you!

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In the end, it is the last word we speak that is most remembered. Peace.