Ronda Wicks Eller

"Let none other take apart

the soul that lives and breathes the heart" 

~ Ronda Eller, "Sister-Brother-Sisterhood", Whale Songs in the Aurora Borealis, 2005

"Through pleasure and pain we love - we sigh."

~ Ronda Wicks Eller, "Spectre", Hoofprints On The Moon, 2019

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Described as a "modern formalist" poet, Ronda has offered her creative insights to the public arena since 1995, and she uses a variety of styles to suit the mood of any topic she is wrestling into shape. She enjoys experimenting in new and more traditional formats equally. Her early poems were published under her married name Eller and haiku under her haijin "kinshu ori", which means "little pen", but with more recent recognition of her artistry under the Wicks surname, she has used both names together in publication since 2016. 
In 2015 Ronda began her first novel writing venture. It culminated in a four book series, The From North to South Quadrilogy, that was published in a very minor way in 2019. In spare time, between her other commitments, she has been reworking and streamlining each book for republication as one, larger book containing all. 
 
In addition to writing poetry and editing her novels, Ronda is actively engaged (by contract) as an editor for other poets, as a book cover artist / designer, and book interior designer. If you need this service feel free to inquire about availability using the contact link provided at the top of this webpage. Please also include a description of your project.

On this website you can:

1) Use the "Book Nook" link to see the books available now and make purchases.

2) Use the "Archives" link to learn about books out-of-print, read reviews and author notes, get links to some available for reading online.

3) Use the "Sample Poems" link to read a few examples of Ronda's poetry, watch videos and access the portal to Ronda's YouTube channel

4) Read Ronda's occasional Blog posts

5) See some of Ronda's sketches, line art and paintings under the "Artistry" link

6) View a sampling of book covers Ronda has designed

7) Use the "Bio/CV" link to learn her background and accomplishments as an author

8) Follow "Links" to explore Ronda's friends in poetry, novel-writing and publishing.

9) Contact Ronda

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71 Canadian poets were translated into Bengali in 2016 by translator Parvez Chowdhury. Bengali readers have gradually become more interested in Canadian poetry and 71 is significant in Bangladesh where it is connected with 1971, the year it gained its independence. The poets are:

Donna Allard

Jeanette Armstrong

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Avison

Jill Battson

Julie Berry

Linda Besner

Bill Bissett

Joe Blades

Yvone Blomer

Marianne Bluger

Roo Borson

George Bowering

John Bruce

Brian Campbell

Colin Carberry

Ann Carson

Terry Ann Carter

Ayesha Chatterjee

Peter Christenson

George Elliott Clarke

Leonard Cohen

Pat Connors

James Deahl

John Donlan

Louis Dudek

Sonja Dunn

Ronda Wicks Eller

Kate Marshall Flaherty

Jennifer Footman

Patrick Friesen

Edward Gates

Gary Geddes

Susan Glickman

Catherine Graham

Richard Greene

Jane Eaton Hamilton

Elizabeth Harvor

Steven Heighton

Brian Henderson

Jan Horner

Laurence Hutchman

Gary Hyland

Candice James

Sophia Kaszuba

Lionel Kearns

Lenore Keeshig-Tobias

Wayne Keon

Kateri Lanthier

Dennis Lee

John B. Lee

Randy Lundi

Laura Lush

Alice Major

Bruce Meyer

Anne Michaels

Stephen Morrissey

John Oughton

Molly Peacock

Jim Potrais

Robert Priest

Duke Redbird

Karen Shenfield

Sandy Shreve

Goran Simic

Anne Simpson

Carolyn Smart

Susan Stenson

Linda Rogers vanKrugel

Halli Villegas

Anna Yin

Liz Zetlin