Author: JocelyneSK

  • She Danced – for Joan (Updated Version)

    She Danced – for Joan (Updated Version)

    I pubished an earlier version of this poem in my chapbook Dancing Words, but since publishing that I have learned that there was some inaccuracy in one of my references, so I have updated the poem. This is dedicated to one of my early dance teachers who went by the stage name of Jauhara. She…

  • Musing About Book Ratings

    I enjoy keeping track of the books I have read on Goodreads, usually adding a rating, and very occasionally even writing up a short review comment. I have started thinking about how I rate books and how this might compare to how others rate them. Very loosely, here is how I apply Goodreads’ 5-star scale:…

  • Words: a poem

    [WORDS]   echo          in                        silence        whisper     secrets    untold    dance              across                          the page             paint   emotions             vibrant   soar              like   birds ignite   imaginations   unleashed   bind   hearts   together    bridge                        …

  • HumanAIty: The Synthetic Verses – New Chapbook Now Available!

    Available now: My latest chapbook of poetry will be published soon. This one is was a fun experiment blending personal creativity with the artificial intelligence (AI) language model Chat GPT (and yes, for my French-speaking friends, I did just tell the cat that I farted!). Why would someone publish a poetry chapbook of verse…

  • Artistivism

    Artistivism: a poem by JJSK

  • Love

    Love: a concrete poem by JJSK

  • C.GPT_5-Haiku

    A Human-AI collaborative creation by JJSK and ChatGPT.

  • Supporting Literacy with a Little Free Library at the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park

    Supporting Literacy  with a Little Free Library at the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park

    I have a goal this summer to install a Little Free Library at the Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, which is located in Cumberland Ontario just outside of Ottawa. I have faith that there are generous people out there who are willing to support this effort.

  • ‘Nuf Said

  • I’m now on Fiverr

    If you, or someone you know, have a need for proofreading and editing services, please get in touch with me to discuss your project.

  • Remembering Rebecca

    It was two years ago today that my friend Rebecca passed away at the too-young age of 42 from agressive leukemia. The example of how she navigated her way through life was an inspiration; so much hard luck (why do some good people never seem to catch a break?), and yet she was always sweet,…

  • Dancing Words Now Available

    My new chapbook of short poems is focussed on themes related to dance. The poetic forms in this collection include vispo, haiku, acrostic, and free verse.

  • Need a Proofeader or Copyeditor? Hire me through Reedsy!

    I’m often the one who friends and colleagues ask to proofread and edit their documents. As an English major, good grammar is important to me. I also have many many years of professional experience writing briefing notes, reports and various other documents. Aside from that, I’m also a voracious reader. One thing that always surprises…

  • Dabke: a poem by JJSK

    Dabke Hand in hand shoulder to shoulder Winding line …

  • Enjoyable Summer with a Couple of Tough Moments

    Oh what a summer! Not exactly what I had planned…