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Sylvie’s Open Letter on living with episodic migraines: June 21 – Journée mondiale de solidarité pour la migraine (La Tribune)

This is an Open Letter that captures my experience with migraine. Published June 21, 2022 in La Tribune. Photo images from the Internet were added to this blog post and not a part of the original La Tribune article. *** Journée mondiale de solidarité pour la migraine: une pathologie insidieuse et stigmatisée POINT DE VUE […]

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Sylvie, au sujet des migraines & auras: 21 juin – la Journée mondiale de solidarité pour la migraine (Quebec Science Magazine)

“Sylvie Hill, écrivaine, poète et blogueuse pour l’organisme Migraine Québec, a un souvenir traumatisant de sa première aura. « J’avais 12 ans, c’était le matin et j’ai été aveuglée, comme éblouie par de la lumière. Je ne trouvais plus mes mots, j’avais une sensation d’engourdissement. C’était effrayant », dit cette quarantenaire qui souffre de migraines […]

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POEM: “My Underwear Is In My Room” — I’m in no rush / I’ve no need to push

My Underwear Is In My Room By Goddess am I lost in this getting found. Immigrants come to Montreal and find their others in groups and dinners and ethnic food grocers. But there’s no store for Ottawans! Or shops for displaced Albertans. From my balcony I do see the mountains! Rockies memories or skiing Camp […]

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16 June Bloomsday – BOOK REVIEW | Flimsy, Fanciful Fun: Edna O’Brien’s “Joyce & Nora: A Portrait of a Marriage”

Edna O’Brien James & Nora: A Portrait of a Marriage. United Kingdom: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020. £6.99 Reviewed by Sylvie Hill Perhaps a pandemic project, or a favor traded in by the publisher, Edna O’Brien’s book, James & Nora: A Portrait of a Marriage, is a cute, short collection of important facts that does not […]

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missive :: HAKA | MANA | STAUNCH MAN, YEAH?

HAKA | MANA | STAUNCH MAN, YEAH? Do things exist if we cannot name them? If named, are they into being now and forever furthered into their sense? I think so. I remember meeting someone in my life for whom there was no words to describe them but I knew there was a word. (I […]

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missive :: Grandma In The Closet Waiting For Fishsticks

Grandma In The Closet Waiting For Fishsticks When I went to knock they said, “she won’t hear you, I’ll let you in.” And, so, I knocked, she didn’t hear me, and they let me in. I called for her, and no sound. In front of me, the living room quiet with the little kitchenette and […]

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BOOK PEER-REVIEW | “Motherhood in Precarious Times” | Demeter Press

I was honoured during the summer of 2019 to peer-review an anthology of essays and poems about mothers in dangerous times. An exceptional and enlightening read now published, Motherhood in Precarious Times is available for purchase for $24.95 on Demeter Press. My favouring review appears on the back blurb of the book. “Motherhood in Precarious […]

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Deep connections to pursue passions together but separately: why I loved the film, “Submergence”

This is what it looks like when two people, passionate about their individual missions, are about to part to go fulfill their purpose, which is dangerous and deadly …. but all about life-saving, and LIFE itself. It’s a scene from a movie called “Submergence” on Netflix. Check it out. It’s glorious. I’m a sucker for […]

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Joseph Arthur: Portrait of the Rockstar as Digital Artist

Lola Art Magazine – Issue #10

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POEM: “JEEP” — Henceforth we get locked in targets / Set ahead for us by past upsets

JEEP. Whether whatfore he said then and none other He could picture me with a crew as a Mother Of three, packing them into the back of a Jeep Taking them to soccer, in control, routine. Wencewhy, though, had he thought me militant? I was only 20, disciplined, and innocent. But stupid when drunk, and […]

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