carol garvieAuthorCarol and her husband Neil live in Comox Valley on Vancouver Island where they enjoy hiking at Goose Spit Regional Park — sometimes catching a glimpse of kite-boarders jumping whitecaps on a windy day. During spring and summer months you’ll see Carol...
Carol’s story captures the purity
and simplicity of 1945 – 1963, while also making us aware of disabilities and struggles that so often were not discussed with the same rigour as today.
What i Know Of Me . . . is Carolo Garvie’s retrospective self-discovery about growing up in the 1950s imprisoned by an inability to speak. She struggled in silence, forming misconceptions about herself that haunted her well into adult life.
We are happy announce that copies of Neil Garvie’s latest book OFF THE WALL is now available for sale in the Comox Valley.
The longer we’re together my wife and I are asked more and more what’s our secret.
Do you know of a truck lot called ‘Chuck’s Trucks’ down by the one-horse bridge? Here is a pantoum about a party girl and a hoodie as they each make their way home after attending respective late night drinking parties. This poem is presented as a pantoum as well as partially in French for added ambiance.
Here’s a playful piece — having fun with some familiar Biblical characters. Inserting myself
with very good company in JESUS & MARY & MOSES & ME.
If you write, you’ll likely know the
experience of waking up in the night and trying to record some good thought in the darkness before losing the flow. Ah, but the rub is, trying to make sense of it the next morning.
Hello, Sunshine. It’s good to see you. This first poem reflects the essence of OFF THE WALL. What are we if we can’t laugh? Laughter is what makes human beings unique in the universe. Let’s celebrate it.
Neil Garvie’s fourth book of prose and poetry.
Some say there should be no humour in poetry. OFF THE WALL disputes this claim. The author warns (with tongue in cheek) that reading too much somber content can cause a myriad of life-interfering afflictions such as dreary-drabitis, ho-humdrumysm and stickinthemudica.
Neil Garvie reads his poem, The Witch Old Man and the Fishers, from his first book of poetry about the environment, Silence Craves a Voice.
Neil Garvie reads his poem, The Prairie Wind and Me, from his first book of poetry about the environment, Silence Craves a Voice.