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Myna Wallin

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MYNA WALLIN is a the author of the poetry collection, A Thousand Profane Pieces, (Tightrope Books, 2006), and the novel, Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar (Tightrope Books, 2010).

She edited Phoebe Tsang's Contents of a Mermaid's Purse (Tightrope Books, 2009), and Sandra Kasturi's The Animal Bridegroom (Tightrope Books, 2008). She also co-edited I.V. Lounge Nights (Tightrope Books, 2009) with Alex Boyd and In the Dark: Stories from the Supernatural (Tightrope Books, 2006) with Halli Villegas.

Myna received an Honourable Mention in the 2010 Winston Collins/ Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Winston Collins Prize, too. Myna's poem hung at the AGO, along with two paintings of her, as part of a show entitled,
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Myna Wallin Sometimes there's a theme I want to explore. Other times, for poetry, I hear a line in my head and I know I must get it down on paper, fast! Then that…moreSometimes there's a theme I want to explore. Other times, for poetry, I hear a line in my head and I know I must get it down on paper, fast! Then that one line takes me off onto a poem. Eventually, that line may be deleted but it was the impetus and scaffolding of the idea in the first place, so it serves its purpose.

Another thing I love to exploit are my dreams. The unconscious has a way of giving you imagery you could never come up with on your own. Stranger and darker and in no need of explanation.(less)
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This has been a year of staying home, and like a lot of writers, I have done more poetry submissions than ever. The down side of this is the increase in competition. But the upside is that every so often my work is accepted!

This past spring and summer I have had a cluster of yeses: Vallum Magazine, The Miramichi Reader, NōD Magazine, The Quarantine Review, Sledgehammer Literary Magazine, Unfortun Read more of this blog post »
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