BRICOLAGE’s Virtual Launch Had Pizzazz! Profile to Air on Radio September 26

Some 100 poetry enthusiasts attended Aeolus House’s virtual launch of JC’s book of centos, BRICOLAGE, on Thursday, September 23.

BRICOLAGE comes out under JC’s pseudonym, A. Garnett Weiss, adopted to give her distance from her lyric or narrative work.

“I thank Allan Briesmaster for publishing my collection and for hosting the event. It was an honour to share the program with Ottawa poet Blaine Marchand, whose BECOMING HISTORY was also celebrated that evening.”

JC read more than a dozen poems during the launch, including one unpublished cento that reused lines from various centos in BRICOLAGE in memoriam the child victims of residential schools. “I didn’t know what to do” will remain a one-time only cento of centos,” JC stated.

JC admitted that gathering her centos into a volume proved challenging but also brought joy. She thanked poets Olive Senior, Keith Garebian and Gregory Betts for providing the fine comments which appear on the book’s back cover. She also acknowledged how grateful she is to fine artist Diana Gubbay for allowing her stunning “Cathedral Forest” collage to grace the book’s front cover. Here’s a link to Ms. Gubbay’s website:

Lynn Pickering’s Sunday, September 26 program The County Writes…The County Reads, which celebrates the written word, features an interview with JC about BRICOLAGE. To listen to the interview, tune in after the noon news to

To order BRICOLAGE for $18 plus shipping and handling, please email

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