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Bernice Lever

posted Aug 9, 2010, 6:46 PM by Kim Nayyer   [ updated Aug 20, 2010, 12:50 AM ]

Bernice Lever: A poet and teacher, Bernice Lever creates poetry on Bowen Island, BC. Her recent  poetry books were "Generation", 2009 and "Never a Straight Line", 2007, both by Black Moss Press. She edited WAVES, Fine Canadian Literature from 1972-1987. Bernice's travels have led her to read poems on 5 continents.
Now a freelance editor for most genres, she enjoys helping others get published, by giving  marketing advice. She has been an active CAA member for 40 years, using her experience as  a mentor on contracts and other disputes.
Her grammar & composition book "The Colour of Words" is now a Cd or E-file.
Although she was involved in many writing organizations around Toronto for decades, she is delighted to be back home. For three years, she has been a presenter at Surrey International Writers' Conference. Bernice has won 4 Lifetime Achievement Awards.
She strives to put as much passion and honesty into her poems as did her 2 favourite teachers: Irving Layton and Dorothy Livesay.