In her follow up to I Am That Woman, Shields' new collection of poetry is rooted in questions, answers and reflections about womanhood that pulsate through her lived experience as mother, poet, wi
In her follow up to I Am That Woman, Shields' new collection of poetry is rooted in questions, answers and reflections about womanhood that pulsate through her lived experience as mother, poet, wife, daughter and friend. Whether Shields is reaching into her past ? the history, the women, the houses; or holding the present in her hands and building her courage ? choosing to love her body and celebrate her femininity; or daring to bring light to hidden realities few poets write about ? her poetry is as always as strong as her love. Shields' raw honesty, sensual wit, open heart and wise soul speak the unspoken for every woman who is striving to root herself in the safety of her own self—knowledge and growing inner—strength. Look At Her is a praise—song to the power of universal connectedness through the high hills and dark valleys of living out loud, finding and cultivating your voice, and celebrating what it means to be her.
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has made her home, her family and her work life flourish in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Her passion for writing was discovered at a very young age through the vein of writing in a journal. Her first book, Laughing Through A Second Pregnancy - A Memoir, was published by Black Moss Press in 2011 to rave reviews. In April 2013, Shields edited a poetry anthology entitled, Whisky Sour City (Black Moss Press). I Am That Woman, her first book of poetry, was published in January 2014, also by Black Moss Press. A forthcoming book of poetry, Look At Her, be published by Black Moss Press in September 2016.