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An Anthology

Edited by Naomi K. Lewis and Rona Altrows

Canadian Studies, Language and Literature

Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780888646705
Pages: 160 Size: 5.25x8.75

"We're not exactly scene-stealers, so you don't hear much from us shy folk-and that's usually how we like it." -Elizabeth Zotova, "My Dear X"

Except in this anthology. Its pages are filled with personal essays and poems of thoughtful musings, raw memories, and humorous self-examinations by authors and poets who have been labelled by the world­-teachers, parents, and peers-as shy. Here, they proudly own up to their shyness, and their message is clear: they don't need to be "cured"! Why should they, when nearly half of North Americans consider themselves shy? Editors Naomi K. Lewis and Rona Altrows have enlisted writers from across the continent and have created a moving anthology that will appeal to all, either because we are shy or because we know someone who is.

Naomi K. Lewis is the author of three books and associate editor at Alberta Views magazine in Calgary.

Rona Altrows is the author of two collections of short stories: A Run On Hose and Key in Lock. She lives in Calgary.

Contributors Include:
Rona Altrows, Debbie Bateman, Wade Bell, Alex Boyd, David Van Buren, Brian Campbell, Weyman Chan, Lorna Crozier, Mike Duggan, Ben Gelinas, Elizabeth Greene, Vivian Hansen, Elizabeth Haynes, Steven Heighton, Aritha van Herk, Janis Butler Holm, Jennifer Houle, I.B. (Bunny) Iskov, Eve Krakow, Shawna Lemay, Naomi K. Lewis, Shirley Limbert, Carol L. MacKay, Micheline Maylor, Don McKay, Stuart Ian McKay, Bruce Meyer, Jeff Miller, Dhana Musil, Lori D. Roadhouse, Kerry Ryan, Sydney Sharpe, Natalie Simpson, Sylvia Stopforth, Russell Wangersky, Cassy Welburn, Madelaine R. Wong, Elaine Woo, Elizabeth Zotova