Leap: The Lesley Strutt Memorial Chapbook for emerging poets over 40
Edited by Claudia Radmore and Joan Conway
Featuring poetry by: Anne Archer, Sonja Arntzen, Barbara Black, Carol Casey, H.E. Casson, Marlene Grand Maître, Carla Harris, Louisa Howerow, Norma Kerby, Sharon Lax, Josephine LoRe, Jane Macdonald, Dharmpal Mahendra Jain, Tanya McIntyre, Anita Ngai, Susan Publicover, Carol A. Stephen and Susan Wismer.
‘It’s never too late!”
I can almost hear Lesley Strutt whispering those words in our ears. Cheering us on. That was the kind of poet she was. That was how she lived, fully, with enthusiasm and light. And always with encouragement.
This chapbook is a part of Lesley’s legacy, dedicated to supporting emerging poets later in life. It wants poets, not just to show up, but to do so with heart, intention and clarity. Her own words mirror this.
With Lesley’s vibrant callout, let the conversations begin.
This chapbook was created in memory of Lesley Strutt, a poet, friend and supporter of poets across Canada.
Honouring Lesley Strutt: Lesley Strutt was an incredible poet, friend and supporter of emerging poets across Canada. Her recent passing has left a void for many people, and we feel it is important to do a few things to honour her writing, legacy, and all the incredible work she did for poets in Canada. Learn more about the ways we honour and remember Lesley.