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Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2010

Article by Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2009

Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2009

Emily Isaacson in The Mission Record, 2007

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Local poet to share her work with public

The Abbotsford News,  April 24, 2013 

One of the prolific Canadian poets, Emily Isaacson has now published over 1,000 poems.

Her upcoming book, Hours From A Convent, is written from the perspective of a young nun at the Poor Clare Convent in Mission.

First published at 13 years old, she has been writing for over 25 years. She joined the Canadian Federation of poet in 2008 as an affiliate, and served for three years on the board of the Mission Arts Council. Her books have been published by Tate Publishing and Lulu Enterprises.

Isaacson, a director of the Poets Potpourri Society in Abbotsford, will be the featured reader at live coffee shop poetry at the Sumas Mountain Coffee Co. in Abbotsford, on April 25, from 3-5 p.m.

She will be reading from her collection House of Rain. Admission is free.

Isaacson will be reading from her new book Hours From A Convent at House of James, on May 2 at 7 p.m.

For more information visit www.emilyisaacsoninstitute.com or www.poetspotpourrisociety.com
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Lyrical lines give readers a break from reality  

BY CHRISTINA TOTH
THE ABBOTSFORD TIMES  Abbotsford, B.C.

JUNE 7, 2012  

Fraser Valley writer Emily Isaacson sat down some time ago and wrote a daily blog of poetry for more than six months. The fruits of her artistic discipline can be found in her book, Poem of the Day.She will launch her third book, The Sunken Garden, as a guest of the Poets Potpourri Society of Abbotsford and its Blue Moon Reading Series on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library.

The Sunken Garden is inspired by one of her favourite childhood haunts, the colourful rejuvenated quarry at Butchart Gardens in Victoria."There is a moment at dawn and twilight each day, when fragrance permeates the silence and a waft of perfume comes from the oiled perfection of the Sunken Garden. At its far end is a huge fountain that would light up in multi-colored rays at evening's end," she recalls at her blog site.

Isaacson, 36, figures she's written more than 1,200 poems. Her postmodern poetry is colourful, lyrical and even magical in its break from realism. Topics are varied, but a common theme is her comparison of nature to human nature, and a discourse back and forth between the naturalist and the philosopher. Her use of classic forms such as rhyme schemes, syllabic poems and English sonnets prevail over free verse.

Isaacson has served on the board of the Mission Arts Council for three years, and is currently on the board of The Waterhouse Foundation. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1999. The founder and director of the Emily Isaacson Institute, she has set up a nutrition program for the First Nations People and opened the Health and Wellness Clinic for quality nutrition care in Abbotsford. She has exhibited as a solo artist at the MAC gallery in Mission. Her first published book of select verse in three volumes was titled The Fleur de Lis and has enjoyed much acclaim.

Isaacson will be signing copies of The Fleur de Lis on June 9 from 1-3 p.m. at Sumas Mountain Coffee Co., 32750 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford.The Clearbrook Library is at 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. See more at poetspotpourri.com. You can get a taste of Isaacson's work at emilyisaacson.org.

Copyright (c) Abbotsford Times

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Post-modern poet to read in Abbotsford


June 02, 2012  The Abbotsford News, Abbotsford, B.C.

The next Blue Moon Reading Series event is set for June 11.

The poetry reading begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) and is being presented by the library and the  Poets Potpourri Society of Abbotsford.

The reading begins with an open mic.

This month’s special guest is Emily Isaacson, a 36-year-old Canadian poet who has written more than 1,200 poems. At the reading she is launching her third book, The Sunken Garden. Isaacson has written a daily blog of poetry for more than six months, and her Poem of the Day is now a published book for her readers to enjoy. 
Her post-modern poetry is colourful, lyrical and even magical in its break from realism. The topics of her poems are varied, but a common theme is her comparison of nature to human nature, and a discourse back and forth between the naturalist and the philosopher. Her use of classic forms such as rhyme schemes, syllabic poems and English sonnets prevail over free verse.

Isaacson served on the board of the Mission Arts Council for three years, and has a vested interest in artists. She graduated from Bastyr University in 1999, and is the founder and director of the Emily Isaacson Institute, and has worked to create a nutrition program for the First Nations People as well as opening the Health and Wellness Clinic for quality nutrition care in Abbotsford. She has exhibited as a solo artist at the MAC gallery in Mission.

For more information visit poetspotpourri.com or emilyisaacson.org.
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Celebrating Poetry


April 26, 2011   The Abbotsford News, Abbotsford, B.C.

Poetry month

In recognition of April as poetry month, Abbotsford resident Emily Isaacson has released a new book, The Fleur-de-lis.  Written in French and English, it contains more than 800 poems. Emily served on the board of directors of the MAC Art Gallery for three years in the Fraser Valley and has served as natural health practitioner at the Xa:ytem Longhouse in Mission. She founded the Emily Isaacson Institute in 2005 for literature, arts and medicine. The Fleur-de-lis is published in three volumes and can be purchased in bookstores or at the official site: www.thefleurdelis.theliteratureportal.com