The Chronicle Herald: Eclectic collection of pandemic poetry

We Are One - George Melnyk

Sheri-D Wilson among the contributors of We Are One: Poems From the Pandemic

Eric Volmers of The Chronicle Herald recently reviewed George Melnyk’s published new collection of poetry called We Are One: Poems From the Pandemic.

Published by Calgary-based Bayeaux Arts, We Are One brings together the words of more than 75 poets across Canada, all tasked with expressing their thoughts and feelings about these strange months of isolation, fear, boredom and grief that has gripped the world since COVID-19 took hold in mid-March.

In Debbie Ulrich’s poem What I See, the Camrose-based writer offers some insight into what the pandemic has meant for those experiencing it at long-term care facilities.

Ulrich certainly isn’t the most renowned poet in the collection. But her involvement showcases the wide range of voices Melnyk sought after Calgary-based Bayeaux Arts publisher Ashish Gupta asked the retired University of Calgary communications professor to collect poems.

Contributors include local luminaries such as Sheri-D Wilson and Micheline Maylor, both former Poet Laureates of Calgary; and award winners such as Roberta Rees, Joan Crate, Cecelia Frey, Beth Everest, Weyman Chan and Melnyk himself.

To read the review, visit Calgary editor puts together eclectic collection of pandemic poetry.