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.

Terence Byrnes: photo of Yoko’s Dogs, 2013 [used with Terence Byrnes’ permission]

Terence Byrnes: photo of Yoko’s Dogs, 2013
[used with Terence Byrnes’ permission]

Interviews & Articles

Reviews of Blue Sonoma

Recordings from Blue Sonoma

Jane reads

Jane reads — videos by Guy Immega

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.

You can also listen to audio readings of poems from Blue Sonoma at the following links:

  • Listen to individual poems on AudioBoo
  • Listen to a grouping of poems on YouTube

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.