Poetry book by: © Lozan Ymolky
In honest and poetic language, brimming with connection to the human experience, Lozan Yamolky invites us to love and live boldly, amidst uncertainty, loss, and the call to justice and freedom. Counting Waves is a collection that will change you, woo and inspire you to welcome all of life’s story. ~ Celeste Snowber, PhD., Author of “Wild Tourist” and “Embodied Inquiry”.
Lozan Yamolky paints a river of emotion, page after page in her deeply moving poetry. “Counting Waves” displays her great compassion for others and the earth; she has captured both the joy and devastation of society and self. ~ Deborah L. Kelly, Author of “Heartworks”; “Cry of Humanity” and “Through My Eyes”
“From the secular to the sacred, each poem is like a prayer, an entreaty: for compassion, for awareness, for a more loving way of being in the world. Alive with sounds and images, her forthright wording rings through us like silver bells on a cool, clear night. Nothing escapes this poet’s wise and insightful gaze.” ~ Sylvia Taylor: Author of “The Fisher Queen” and “Beckoned by the Sea”.
Simple-worded yet strong-messaged poems expressing profound introspection through every day imageries…effusing sanguinity for bliss, peace, harmony and humanity; yet built on the pyre of sadness, grief and loss perpetrated by oppression and injustice. A must read for souls looking for solace and inner strength. ~ Duke Ashrafuzzaman, Vancouver Tagore Society
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Published by Lozan Yamolky
First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge that I humbly live on the traditional, unceeded territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Thank you for allowing me to live on your land —Vancouver, BC Canada.
I am a Canadian citizen who migrated from Kurdistan —Present day Northern Iraq, in 1995 after spending over a year as an asylum seeker in Turkey.
I was born and raised in Baghdad in 1972, I am the fifth of eleven children; three boys and seven girls –one brother passed away in infancy.
I am the author of ( I’m No Hero) and ( Counting Waves ) published by: Silver Bow Publishing. I am dedicating my third book of poems ( Dreamers Needed ) to my teenage boys, Trey, 15 and Wyatt, 13.
I started reciting my poems for the first time in 2013 at The Holy Wow Poets Canada in Maple Ridge. I am currently a member of the Canadian Authors Association, Federation of BC Writers, The Royal City Literary Art Society and the Holy Wow Poets Canada. I am presently the secretary of the Royal City Literary Arts Society. I work as a freelance interpreter.
I was commissioned in the fall of 2017 to write a poem about the refugee experience to DaCapo Chamber Choir in Toronto. The event will feature my poem “I am here” in spring 2019.
I was one of the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Poet Award from WIN– Writers International Network Canada and was 3rd place winner at the 2018 Tagore Festival Peace Poems contest. Since first sharing my poetry in 2013, I have featured in numerous poetry events throughout the Greater Vancouver area.
My work has been published in The Royal City Poets Anthologies (Silver Bow Publishing), The Royal City Literary Arts Society online magazine eZine, Wordplay at Work, Creative Quills Ink Verse (North Vancouver), Celebrate Canada 150 and Culture Days From Far and Wide (Multicultural Creative Writing Collection 2017) and the 2018 Holy Wow Poets Anthology (Maple Ridge).
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