PJ Thomas is a settler who was born and raised on Lake Ontario. She is a senior emerging poet who published her first book of poetry, Undertow, in October 2020. Thomas also writes lyrics, and three of her songs appear on the 2021 Juno-nominated album, Solar Powered Too. Her poetry appears in the 2022 Bill Bissett anthology, Poemdemic, and has been published in the River Magazine, the Arthur Newspaper, and by the Poet Laureate of Cobourg in the online publication, Poetry Present. Ms. Thomas is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets. She has just completed a second collection of poems, Waves. Ms. Thomas makes her home with her cat by the Otonabee River.
Thomas has worked with the newly emerging PAJE Press to publish her debut book of poetry, Undertow. This volume was launched on October 7, 2020, at a Public Watch Party on Facebook. Over 1,000 people tuned-in to the pandemic-era launch. Undertow is available for order here on this website.
Nine of PJ’s poems were produced in the performance, The Clarity of Brightness by the dance company, These Are Horizon Days. This show will be remounted at the Peterborough, ON new dance festival, Emergency # 23.
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