NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
In her new bilingual poetry collection “Errabundos / Wanderers” (published by Trafford Publishing), poet Maria Giovanna Tomsich offers poetry inspired by her dreams, and those dreams’ impact on both her conscious and subconscious minds, in both English and Spanish.
“Errabundos / Wanderers” is divided in four parts: Part 1 “Sitios oníricos, Oneiric Sites (Dream Images)”; part 2, “Sitios visitados, Visited Sites,”; part 3, Laos; Part 4, “¿Adónde me llevas? Where Are You Taking Me?” In each of the four parts, Tomsich develops the themes of nature degradation, environment, hope, beauty and science. For instance, in the poem “Medusas,” the proliferation of jellyfish due to ocean warming:
“I remember swimming in that sea
greenish with algae-covered shoals
repelled by one’s body.
I remember swimming in that greenish
sea, distancing the shore.
No more shoals or ledges
for feet to stumble on.
The reverberating blink
in that sea, blinded us.
I remember fearing in that greenish sea
the invisible presence
of insidious jellyfish.”
About the Author
Maria Giovanna Tomsich was born in Fiume, Italy (now Croatia). She immigrated to Canada in 1951. She worked as a lab assistant at the western branch of the Connaught Laboratories for 7 years while taking courses at the same time. After her B.A., she changed direction by embarking on an M.A. in Spanish literature. Thanks to a teaching assistant scholarship, she pursued her Ph.D. at Brown University. Thanks to yet another scholarship granted by the Canada Council, she was able to conduct research for her doctoral thesis in Spain. All her publications deal with 18th-century topics.
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