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Other Writing

Paradise & Elsewhere in the National Post, Stephen W. Beattie

May 18, 2014
Paradise & Elsewhere by Kathy Page

Strange,  beguiling… sensuous, verdant… wicked.. surprising and perfectly executed: a great review of Kathy Page’s Paradise & Elsewhere from Stephen W. Beattie, special to the National Post. “I like to look,” says the narrator of one of Kathy Page’s strange, beguiling new stories. “In trains, buses, gardens, at films, even those in languages I don’t […]

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The Perfect Day (memoir)

February 2, 2013

This  piece, published in Carte Blanche,  centres on a day out with two nonagenarians: one of the last excursions my parents and I took together.    

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The Pike’s Heart

January 9, 2013

In the late afternoon, our pale blue boat slipped away from the bleached wooden jetty. Pekka rowed; Markku picked in slow motion through the jumble of fishing gear. No one in the Ålands uses outboards unless they have to and the absence of human noise is one of the special virtues of the place. You […]

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To Make Much of Time

July 31, 2012

TNQ  (The New Quarterly)  publishes stories and poems by wonderful contemporary such as Caroline Adderson, Patricia Young, Steven Heighton and Mark Anthony Jarman; it  was recently shortlisted for no less than five National Magazine Awards. The editors put each illustrated issue together in a beautifully produced book that does not fall apart when you open […]

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Telegraph-Journal Review of In the Flesh

May 10, 2012
In the Flesh

Telegraph-Journal, New Brunswick, Saturday May 5th, 2012 “In the Flesh, edited by Kathy Page and Lynne Van Luven,  Brindle and Glass, 240 pp In this collection, 20 essayists explore complicated relationships with their bodies. Each writer focuses on a different part of the body and, in so doing, intimately reveals what’s inside and behind it. […]

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In the Flesh on Air & Elsewhere

May 1, 2012
In the Flesh

Link to CBC North by Northwest  interview  about In the Flesh with Sheryl Mackay, Kathy Page, Lynne Van Luven and Juliann Gunn “…powerful, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, and, more often than not, deeply moving.”    Globe & Mail  review by Carrie Snyder “The collection, published by Brindle & Glass, is anecdotal and educational, witty and at […]

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Bodies everywhere…

April 30, 2012
Body and Soul

Language begins in and with the  body, and much work has gone into naming all of its many parts, and describing their function and malfunction.  But what  do we have to say or write about our physical selves, about the complicated way we experience of our bodies? Love them, hate them, can’t escape them…  Body […]

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In the Flesh

November 29, 2011
InTheFlesh Kathy Page

 In the Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the Body.  The idea for a book of writing about the body first came to me over ten years ago, and I worked for a while on it with my friend Sue Thomas. It went through various metamorphoses, lay dormant for a while and then, in collaboration with another […]

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How it Grows (memoir)

November 16, 2011

This article about emigration, gardening and family, was first published in Aqua Magazine, p28 on.   Click to  read it in the turning pages magazine format  with original illustrations. The text is below. What I am planting, how it grows In one of those windy, sunny days when  the light and sound levels are in constant […]

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Vanished: a thousand words for my mum (memoir)

January 8, 2011
Kathy and Madge Page 1963 thumbnail

In the “bio” section of this site,  written way-back-when, I begin by suggesting that  that my desire to write springs from “my father’s love of books and my mother’s habit of exaggeration.”  It’s true that these were both huge influences.  I remember Dad, on his birthday, giving me Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, […]

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