Watermarks highlights the often subtle yet indelible impact of ordinary and profound life experiences. Traversing physical landscapes from Saskatchewan to Hawai'i, with stops in Asia and the Middle East, these poems explore the emotional landscapes of life's transitions. With humour and optimism, the poems invite the reader to examine closely and feel deeply the spectrum of emotions that come with maturity, life changes and acceptance.
Laura holds an MFA in poetry and fiction from Vermont College. Her first book of poetry, Venus Rising, was short-listed for two Saskatchewan book awards. She has had work published in literary journals, broadcast on CBC Radio, and performed by Regina's Globe Theatre.
"...truly, Burkhart's Watermarks is a tour of gaping wonder. While asking the big questions about life, her command of sound alone lifts us to that higher plane of the sublime."
- Devin Pacholik, Pages and Patches