Amuse bouche: samples to whet the appetite

Available Online

 

Performances/Podcasts/Interviews

 

River Volta Reading Series Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVPjy-anItY

 

Reading West Podcast

https://readingwest.libsyn.com/170108_005


Lit Happens w/ guest Bernadette Wagner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD2jCds6bkA

Cathedral Village Arts Festival: Radiant Reads (43:10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUlthRPFziM&t=8s

 

 

 

Mentions

 

First Festival of Words noon-hour author readings draws viewers from across Canada, Moose Jaw Today

https://www.moosejawtoday.com/local-news/first-festival-of-words-noon-hour-author-readings-draws-viewers-from-across-canada-2563989

 

 

Final panel at Festival of Words talks prairie literature with Saskatchewan writers, Moose Jaw Today

https://www.moosejawtoday.com/local-news/final-panel-at-festival-of-words-talks-prairie-literature-with-saskatchewan-writers-2576010

 

Launchpad: Mad Cow, by Alexis Kienlen, 49th Shelf

https://49thshelf.com/Blog/2020/04/17/Launchpad-Mad-Cow-by-Alexis-Kienlen

 

NaPoMo Poetry Party No. 8, Buddy Breathing

https://buddybreathing.wordpress.com/2021/04/10/napomo-poetry-party-8/

 

Meditation and Writing: Interview with Author Bernadette Wagner, Training in Power Academy

https://www.traininginpower.com/meditation-and-writing-interview-with-author-bernadette-wagner/

 

History of Publishing in Saskatchewan, SaskBooks

https://www.skbooks.com/publishing-information/history-of-publishing-in-saskatchewan/

 

Publications

 

Back Atcha Backlash, Canadian Dimension

https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/back-atcha-backlash-bernadette-wagner

 

Reviews

 

Ethan Vilu : The Dry Valley, by Bernadette Wagner, periodicities : a journal of poetry and poetrics

https://periodicityjournal.blogspot.com/2021/04/ethan-vilu-dry-valley-by-bernadette.html

 

Fights the good fight: Bernadette Wagner's this hot place, Arc Poetry Magazine

https://arcpoetry.ca/2010/11/18/bernadette-wagner-fights-the-good-fight/

 

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Weeding the Garden

I start at the outside edges

where the light is bright, work in

on a spiral toward darker parts.

Perennial grasses push

the edges of my patience, rampant

root re-generation overtaking beds of

meditative practice where once insight

blossomed purple, fuschia, yellow.

I dig deep. A garden fork

perpendicular to the ground,

tines prying as I angle up

releasing long-held tears.

Toss the clump

into rusted wheelbarrow,

push it to the compost heap.

From The Dry Valley (Radiant Press, 2019)

On the shore

You hurry the children 
through snack time
jammie time
story time
to bed time
sneak peeks at my legs, bare 
in your mind as my suitcase empties

 

until we goodnight the children and you 
slow 
purposefully
remove each item
and drop to the floor
my sweater, skirt, and blouse 

 

but the stockings
you toss to the ceiling 
settle on our bedside lamp
shimmer like watergrass 
on the shore 
of this hot place.

 

From This Hot Place (Thistledown Press, 2010)