Aug. 2012 | 5.5 x 8.5 | 28 pp | 978-1-926655-55-0
The Puzzle at the End of Love
A Poetry Chapbook by Ann Graham Walker
I found a yellowed
telegram in the drawer
beside your bed: Dad saying
he couldn't wait to see you.
Found a snapshot of you,
young together in Acapulco,
sparkling in new bathing suits.
from "The Puzzle at the End of Love"
Ann Graham Walker is a writer and journalist who worked for many years as a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation current affairs radio producer on Canada's Atlantic coast, and was principal speech writer for former Nova Scotia premier, the late Dr. John Savage. When she moved to British Columbia in 2002 she began studying poetry with Patrick Lane at his Glenairley retreats, and she has been a keen participant in his annual master classes ever since. Ann was a finalist in the 2010 Malahat Open Season Awards and in the 2010 PRISM international Poetry Contest. She has had poems published in Rocksalt: an Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue Publishing), The Wild Weathers (Leaf Press, 2012), the Planet Earth Poetry Anthology, PRISM international, The Gaspereau Review, Pitkin Review, the Windfire Anthology (Ascent Aspirations Publishing), the Leaf Press Monday's Poem series, and in six chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane. Ann is a graduate of Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York. She has an MA in modern European history from the University of California and an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. She lives on Vancouver Island with her Irish husband and three rescued cats. Most recently, she has become a proud grandmother.