Bloodroot is a poetry collection by Betsy Warland.

Betsy Warland

In this compelling and beautiful work of creative nonfiction, writer and poet Betsy Warland takes the reader with her as she negotiates her mother's growing incapacity and death. Her narrative traces the story that bound them together in the mother-daughter relationship, and her reflections help her find clarity, understanding and acceptance. Warland weaves a common ground that moves beyond duty and despair, providing both questions and guideposts for readers, particularly those faced with aging and ill parents and their loss. (From Second Story Press)

Betsy Warland is the author of 14 books of creative nonfiction, essays and poetry. Her work includes Lost Lagoon/lost in thoughtOscar of BetweenBreathing the Page and What Holds Us Here. She was the former director and mentor of the Writer's Studio and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive. In 2016, she received the City of Vancouver Mayor's Literary Excellence Award. The VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres Award, an annual book award honouring Warland, is launching in 2021.


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