The Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 Shortlist announcement includes the Judges’ Citation for Blue Sonoma, as well as information on the other International and Canadian nominees.
Brick Books has a wealth of information on its website, including a page on Blue Sonoma with links to reviews, interviews and readings, and recordings.
Yoko’s Dogs — Jane Munro, Susan Gillis, Mary di Michele & Jan Conn — has a webpage with links to publications, articles, interviews and reviews.
Interviews & Articles
- 12 or 20 (second series) questions with Jane Munro – rob mclennan’s blog – September 6, 2014
- CWILA: An Interview with Jane Munro — June 27, 2014
- Jane Munro – Blue Sonoma (an interview) – The Toronto Quarterly – May 9, 2014
- Jane Munro – Tree Reading Series – May 13, 2014
- The Hap-happiest time of year! April is National Poetry Month! – Literary Press Group of Canada blog – April 2014
- Brick Books Coast to Coast: an Interview with Jane Munro — Open Book Ontario — March 18, 2014
- Interview with Jane Munro — Canadian Literature — March 18, 2014
- Coastal Spectator interviews Yoko’s Dogs
- Abby Paige interviews Yoko’s Dogs and writes about Whisk in the Montreal Review of Books
Reviews of Blue Sonoma
- Book Review of Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro – reviewed by Micheline Maylor from FreeFall Magazine, April 11, 2015
- Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro – nominated for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize – reviewed by Griffin Poetry Prize Judges, April 7, 2015
- From the Emptying Fullness: Jane Munro’s Blue Sonoma — reviewed in ARC Poetry Magazine by Marilyn Irwin, March 13, 2015
- Poetry for National Poetry Month — David Starkey Reviews a Book a Day — reviewed by David Starkey from Santa Barbara Independent, April 5, 2014
- Poems reverberate with isolation — reviewed by Yvonne Blomer from Coastal Spectator, April 8, 2014
- It will never be more real than this — reviewed by Mike Landry from Telegraph-Journal, Salon Focus, pages S4, S5 — Saturday, January 11, 2014
Recordings from Blue Sonoma
The following are videos of Jane Munro reading from Blue Sonoma with jazz musicians, Clyde Reed on double bass and Michael Vlatkovich on trombone, June 27, 2014. The final reading (with four voices) includes Jane Munro, Kate Braid, Adrienne Drobnies and Gayle Raphanel as well as the musicians.
- “Intro to Blue Sonoma”
- Jazz & poetry reading: “In a small boat off Port Renfrew”
- Jazz & poetry reading: “The boat that was not a boat”
- Jazz & poetry reading: “The live arbutus carries dead branches”
- Jazz & poetry reading: “The house is dark”
- Jazz & poetry reading: “My mind is my grandchild”
- Jazz & poetry reading: “Valley of the Moon”
- Jazz & poetry reading — 4 voices: “In the slow spin of stars”
You can also listen to audio readings of poems from Blue Sonoma at the following links:
Reviews of Grief Notes & Animal Dreams
- Unflinching — reviewed by Tim Bowling from BOOKS IN CANADA, March 1997
- Canadian Women in the Literary Arts is an inclusive national literary organization for people who see the importance of strong and active female perspectives within the Canadian literary landscape. It’s a great resource — many interesting interviews, essays, writer’s resources, and programs.
- Concrete & River: on poetry and the writing/reading life — by Susan Gillis. Come here to find wonderful conversations with poets, poems, and reflections.