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Emily Isaacson

CITY OF ROSES

The Author

                                           Emily Isaacson 

                              

 

 

Emily Isaacson was born December 11, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario and grew up in Victoria, B.C., Canada.  She is both Scottish (on the maternal side) and German, (on the paternal side.) Isaacson studied nutrition at Bastyr University of natural medicine where she received her Bachelor of Science.

     Isaacson began writing poetry at age ten, where she lived not far from the sea on Vancouver Island. She was first published at age thirteen for her poem, "The Wild Madonna". She has published over 1,800 poems in eight books of poetry, establishing her as a beloved Canadian author.

     Isaacson is founder and director of The Wild Lily Institute in the Fraser Valley. She spent five years there writing her life work, The Fleur-de-lis, a three volume work of over 800 poems. She now serves as an arts advocate.

 

Praise for The Fleur-de-lis:

Emily Isaacson, in The Fleur-de-lis, embraces Canada’s history and views it through the fresh lens of poetry. Her voice is passionate, multi-colored, and lyrical. Her skilled and accessible verses show that the reach of her understanding is deeper than fact-finding; they turn this telling into a document to be celebrated.

Luci Shaw, poet

Author of Harvesting Fog