Where you can buy/ borrow my books

As I anticipate the arrival of my 3rd book of poems (Dreamers Needed), it is a good idea to remind poeple where they can get their own copies of my previous books as well: 

My debut and my second poetry books are available for borrowing from the Vancouver or Surrey libraries 

Surrey Library

https://www.surreylibraries.ca/

Vancouver Library (Vancouver)

https://www.vpl.ca/


You can purchase my books for $20.00 from the locations below 

Chapters Indigo (Metrotown)

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/storelocator/storedetails/762/

Black Bond Books (Maple Ridge)

https://www.blackbondbooks.com/

Renaissance Book Store (New Westminster)

http://www.renaissancebookstore.com/

Silver Bow Publishing (My publisher of the first two books) can ship also worldwide. 

http://www.silverbowpublishing.com/

You may feel free to contact me directly to buy it from me or give me your shipping information and I can ship to you worldwide. The latest book ( Dreamers Needed ) will be available for ordering as soon as it get here. You can have your copy of my third book before the official launch. 

You may chose to pre order, I can get items ready and ship them right after I get them from McNally Robinson https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/home

You may want to order them from the publisher directly.

Trouble in Paradise


—© Lozan Yamolky

On the bark of the mighty banyan trees, inscriptions of a hurting native soul 

send shivers down your spine.

Near a high end eatery,

a homeless man lies in deep sleep,  covered with a blanket.

On the sidewalk of the famous Honolulu strip, an elderly woman walks

with all of her life’s possessions

in a shopping cart.

In the most prestigious hotel

a single mother works,

barely getting by;

yet she smiles so sweetly.

In the most pristine, ancient forest,

tourists toss trash with little regard.

At a beautifully landscaped intersection

cars wait for traffic lights to turn green;

while a beggar in a wheelchair,

with his head down, holds a sign that reads: 

Iraq war veteran, please help!

The massive, spectacular waves cannot talk; 

if they could, they would tell stories 

of how many took their very last breaths  seeking the thrill of just being in the waves.  

Mountains higher than skyscrapers stand tall,  allowing only a few to reach their peaks;

others were not so fortunate.

Yes, even in paradise my friends, 

there is trouble!  

(From my debut book: I’m No Hero
Published in 2016 by Silver Bow Publishing)

Cruel Colours of War

©Lozan Yamolky 

No longer green are our trees.

No longer do our walls,

windows and doors have colour.

No longer are our skies blue

– not even our flesh is natural!

The wind stopped blowing away

the smoke that chokes the breath,

cool breezes and fresh air

abandoned our land.

Birds flew away

and just like the children,

stopped filling our days

with lively flow,

joy in the air,

laughter that made us smile

and songs that made our souls joyfully dance inside.

The wars have silenced us,

stolen our smiles

and painted us all 

with the gray and cruel colours of war.

I will be at the Tagore Festival on Saturday

Come to the Justice Institute of BC in New Westminster 

Program Line-up for the Event of Saturday December 1st, 2018 at 1:30pm 

1:30pm: Networking/Mingling and Refreshments
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Main Program
– Tribute to Lee Tan, founding president of VTS
– Music (Tagore Songs by Vancouver Tagore Society)
– Reading by the 10 shortlisted poets from the Poetry Contest
— Bong-Ja Ahn, Nabin Kumar Chhetri, Joyce Goodwin,
— Candice James, Deborah L. Kelly, Janet Kvammen,
— Kate Rogers, Betty Scott, Carla Shafer, Celeste Snowber
– Award Ceremony for the Vancouver Tagore Poetry Contest 2018 with Alan Hill, Poet-laureate of the City of New Westminster
– Poems of Rabindranath Tagore (in Bengali) by Zeenat Zahan Anita
– Poems of Rabindranath Tagore (in English) by Students from the Inter-A Program
— Poetry by Invited Poets
— Jaqueline Maire
Fran Bourassa
Lozan Yamolky
— Jónína Kirton
Alan Hill
– Music (vocal and instrumental) by Students from the Inter-A Program

Impressive line up of featured poets for the “Invited Poets” segment of the Celebration of Poetry event this Saturday December 1st in the Justice Institute of BC.
Fran Bourassa
Jonina Lynn Kirton
Alan Hill
Jacqueline Maire
Lozan Yamolky

www.vancouvertagoresociety.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/529234704215578/

As part of recovering from my car accident that happened on Friday, I am set to get up, move and take deep breaths… I will be one of the guests reading one poem. I will read from my upcoming poetry book ( Dreamers Needed ) and my books ( I’m No Hero ) & ( Counting Waves ) will be on sale $20.00 each. 

I will be able to take pre-orders of my upcoming book that is getting launched at the end of December or early January 2019 

Check out the Tagore Festival link attached and do come to the event if you can. It is free and donations is appreciated.