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All the Elements

Introducing a group chapbook of poetry. The idea was hatched when the poetry feedback group decided it needed a project. The group worked and met every two weeks via Zoom for several months. The result: All the Elements – Seven Poets from Sooke.



dl clay

C.E.M Winstanley

David Reichheld

Jim Bottomley

Tatjana Darling

Mel Denys

Linda M. Green Abraham








Available from the poets or find it at the Gallery by Sooke Arts Council

Or buy now (sent by Canada Post) – Please note – we only send within Canada. If you are outside Canada please contact us.


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To provide support, connection, inspiration and encouragement to writers* at all levels of development in the Sooke region through membership services which include monthly meetings and community outreach in the form of student writing contests, workshops and readings.

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