Craig Wilson Ruttle – Surrey Muse

A portrait of Craig Wilson Ruttle by Tyrone (at age 5)

My first book of poems was written while raking leaves
on Thetis Island. Many of the poems in my latest book came
into being while walking alone in the forest after dark
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Craig Wilson Ruttle is the author of two collections of poems. His latest book titled ‘In Praise of Bombast‘ was launched by Silver Bow Publishing in 2018. His first collection ‘So if I built a bird’s nest in the middle of the light‘ was published by Ekstasis Editions (Palimscest Press) in 1986.

At the January 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Craig will be the Featured Poet. More on the event is here: january-25-2019-gathering

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Lozan Yamolky – Surrey Muse

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Lozan Yamolky is an Iraqi Canadian poet of Kurdish origin who launched her second poetry book titled ‘Counting Waves’ (Silver Bow Publishing) in 2017. Her first book ‘I’m No hero’ was published in 2016. Lozan began to write poetry in her teens but kept it a secret till 2013 when she found a writer’s group in Maple Ridge near where she lived, the Holy Wow Poets of Canada. Lozan began to attend regular group meetings, reciting and writing new poems, and soon she had her manuscript ready. Lozan lives in Vancouver and works as a freelance interpreter and translator for both Kurdish and Arabic languages. She also worked as an interpreter with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Canadian Embassy, and the Australian Embassy in Turkey. Lozan was born in Baghdad as the fifth of eleven children; eight girls and three boys. She left Iraq in 1994 and moved to Ankara Turkey as an asylum seeker before migrating with her family to Vancouver in 1995.

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At the April 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lozan will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
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Janet Kvammen – Surrey Muse

Janet Kvammen is a versatile artist who expresses her art in poetry, graphic design and photography. In the span of the last one year, Janet has developed all three art forms with such passion that she was selected for the Writer’s International Network (WIN) 2012 Distinguished Poet and Artist Award.

Kvammen’s creative skills and an opportunity to work with Candice James, the Poet Laureate of New Westminster, has allowed her to combine all three of her expressions in creating her ‘Poetography’ works. She has completed many poetography items using others’ and her own poems where she designs poetry and photographs to create unified images of concepts. Her Poetographs have been in the Arts and Entertainment Hollywood magazine, and in art exhibits.

Janet has been featured as a poet at New Westminster’s Poetic Justice, Poetry in the Park, and other literary events and festivals. Her poetry has been published in Sudden Thunder Anthology, Mind Paintings Anthology 2011 and Royal City Poets Anthology 2011, all published by Silver Bow Publishing in 2011-2012.

She has recently participated in a number of events including New West Lit Fest, Inspired by Words. She was a finalist in Slam Central’s Dead Poet’s Slam, and took part in the New West Artists exhibit entitled Visual Verse: Poetry For The Eyes where artists and photographers visualised a poet’s words to bring them to life.

Janet was born in New Westminster, she now resides in Burnaby, and works as freelance Graphic Designer and photographer.

She is a member of New West Artists and The Federation of British Columbia Writers.

To see some of Janet’s work, visit her Facebook page:
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Contact Janet: interplanetjanet5@hotmail.com

At the June 22 Gathering of Surrey Muse, Janet will share with us a selection of her design, photography and poetography work from her files.

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