annie ross – poet / visual artist


‘Daughter of a strong traditional Maya mother and auntie and WWII veteran father (Sydney Mines, NS). Began education at home with plants, animals, art, Indigenous hand work, storytelling, and history in Compton, California. Now working as an artist/teacher in the Canadian west, with awesome on-going working relationships with friends/family from many First Nations/Indigenous communities regarding testimony of Home/Lands and Sacred Beings.’

Surrey Muse is delighted to have annie ross’s art work on our poster for the April 2018 gathering.

The art work is part of a set of over forty paintings titled ‘2016 – 2018 extinction portraits’, and it comes with the following text:

Extinction Portraits: the Political Economy of the Grizzly Bear

‘The first teachers are the Animals. Creation Stories, field observations, relationship to Home/Land, is the Indigenous Environmental Bioregionalism of Place, successful for millennia too old and long to count, in modern spreadsheets. Extractive industries (i.e; the reap and rape of the commons), with its colonial imposition of man camps, drugs, alcohol, sex for hire slavery, and complete environmental destruction of Home/Land, leaves a spoiled land unable to support life, marginalized down wind and downstream, extinctions, and a population of completely dispossessed persons, now unable to live sustainably. Open-pit mining, clear-cuts, and other so called ‘development projects’, as they have been mostly practiced in the Americas, create three things: 1. Massive wealth and power for the few; 2. Extinctions; and 3. “Skid Row”s of all major cities, world-wide, populated by dispossessed Indigenous peoples who no longer have a Home/Land to whom to return. Promises of economic parity, justice, are just that. Remediation is a dream. The birthplace of the nuclear bomb in the American southwest, Alberta’s tar sands, are all omnicidal realities. No one, no matter whom, can live, dream, on these landscapes, destroyed in geologic terms, by political economics fuel by lawless expediency, imperialist goals; the ‘Greed Sickness” of our time.’
2016—2018-extinction-portraits

View more of annie’s art
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Contact annie
annier@sfu.ca

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April 27-2018 Gathering of Surrey Muse

70th Gathering

April 27, 2018
Author Joan B. Flood
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Marcy of TVOD & Western Obsidian (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Sonja Grgar
Featured Art by annie ross
Host Alex Macilwain

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
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Free event
Donations welcome

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Joan B. Flood – Surrey Muse

Joan B. Flood is a novelist and a short story writer who has recently launched her second novel ‘Left Unsaid’ (Signature Editions 2017). Her first title ‘New Girl’, a Young Adult novel, won the Orpheus Fiction Contest, and it was published in the USA by Musa Publishing. Her short story ’87’ won honorable mention in The Binnacle Ninth Annual Ultra-Short Story Competition 2012. Her work has appeared in various anthologies in Canada, USA and Australia. She has also published some of her writings as Joan Bridget. Joan grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and lived in France and England before settling in Canada. She spent some years in Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton before arriving in Vancouver, where she now lives.

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Lozan Yamolky – Surrey Muse

Lozan Yamolky is a poet who has published three poetry collections in the past couple of years. Her debut title ‘I’m No Hero‘ was printed by Silver Bow Publishing in 2016, ‘Counting Waves‘ in 2017 and ‘Dreamers Needed‘ in 2019. Lozan is one of the recipients of the Distinguished Poet Award from Writer International Network Canada for 2018, and the 1st Prize winner of the 2019 Rabindranath Tagore Poetry Contest. In 2017, she was commissioned by the DaCapo Chamber Choir to write about refugee experiences. Lozan is Kurdish, born and raised in Baghdad, she immigrated to Canada in 1995, and she now works as a freelance interpreter in Vancouver.

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At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lozan will be the Featured Poet. More about the event: june-28-2019-gathering

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April 27-2012 Gathering of Surrey Muse

Fifth Gathering

April 27, 2012
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 418 – City Centre branch
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Phone: (604) 598-7420
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Guest Author Gomathy Puri
Featured Poet Bonnie Nish
Featured Performer Sana Janjua
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Book Signing Daniela Elza
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