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BIOGRAPHY: Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Carolyn Zonailo attended Scripps College, in Claremont, California; and the University of Rochester, New York, where she published poems in student literary magazines and studied with classics scholar, Norman O. Brown (author of Love’s Body and Life Against Death). She received her B.A. in literature from the University of British Columbia (1971) and M.A. from Simon Fraser University (1980).

During her life, Zonailo has maintained an interest in mythology, archetypal studies, and Jungian psychology. Her poetic vision encompasses a personal and feminist viewpoint together with that of a mythic and universal perspective.

 
 
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In Carolyn Zonailo's poetry the quotidian is always under instruction from the marvelous. Looking out of a clear eye, Zonailo tries to find a sure music to translate what she sees into the wonder of poetry.
-- Bruce Whiteman, U.C.L.A.

The aesthetic underlying the writing of Carolyn Zonailo is her belief that poetry is an essential human activity; for Zonailo, the poem relates to, and recreates, the phenomenal world, through recognition and love. Transcendance has no part in Zonailo's aesthetic: the numinous is present in the images the everyday world offers. Nor has alienation any place in Zonailo's sense of the world -- as a home in which the perceiver and the world perceived correspond to one another.
-- Jean Mallison, PhD.

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