Writing is a way of life for me, how I've chosen to immerse myself, to spend my days. I've written a lot of words that have found their way into my novels and prose! But lately I've been writing poetry - the micro kind. In the process, I am learning the fine art of haiku and tanka.
My work has recently appeared in journals and anthologies such as Zen Space, Skylark, The Bamboo Hut, Poetry Nook, Bright Stars, An Organic Tanka Anthology, A Hundred Gourds, Jars of Stars and VerseWrights. I was honoured to be part of the Naviar Records Haiku Project, and recently chosen as a contributor for DailyHaiku for the Spring/Summer 2014 publishing cycle. That's 28 haiku over six months - a prospect that is both daunting and exhilarating!
I might someday return to focusing on longer pieces, but in the meantime, for e-copies of my novels and poetry book, visit Kobo, or ask for your local bookstore to order print copies through the Literary Press Group.
Wishing you all the best in your own creative endeavours!
~ Marianne Paul
“Tending Memory is absolutely exquisite in its lyricism and story, and truly one of the best novels that I have read in years. An extraordinary accomplishment." ~ Mickey Turnbull-Coughlin
"The writing is stunning. Tending Memory is definitely a poet's novel. There are lines which leap out at me. This will be a book I return to and there have not been many of those." ~ Nancy Morrey
"Tending Memory is a touching and insightful book about love, loss, and life's journey. Ms Paul has crafted a mysterious story of relationships, memories and how history defines our identity. Her writing style flows like water pulling the reader downstream to the final conclusion." ~ Anne Ramsay