CHANNILLO
I Wrote You This Poem
By A. A. Parr

Series Description:

As we pass through one another's lives online – with our words, our images, our carefully crafted self portraits of ourselves – it is easy to feel that even as our followers increase, the number of people who truly know us radically decreases.

In this series, I attempt to delve deeper into those brief glimpses at the lives of strangers, inspired only by their online communications: their websites, social media accounts, and connections they make with me, however briefly.

By taking on this role of researcher, interpreter, biographer, I hope to be able to say to these people I meet, “Now we're not strangers anymore.”

Tweet an evocative phrase to me @IfItFeelsWrite and you could very well become the subject of my next poem!

Category/Genre(s): Poetry
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For A. A. Parr:

A. A. Parr is an arts educator and the founder of art+healing space The Art Within. Her plays and performances have graced stages across Ontario, and her artwork has been shown in galleries in Canada and the United States. She received her Spec. Honours BFA from York University in the Creative Ensemble and Playwrighting programs (minoring in Psychology) and is a certified Life Strategies Coach. At present she is completing her second novel, a literary fiction exploring themes of identity, trauma, and unconventional love. Follow her on Twitter @IfItFeelsWrite







Series Description:

As we pass through one another's lives online – with our words, our images, our carefully crafted self portraits of ourselves – it is easy to feel that even as our followers increase, the number of people who truly know us radically decreases.

In this series, I attempt to delve deeper into those brief glimpses at the lives of strangers, inspired only by their online communications: their websites, social media accounts, and connections they make with me, however briefly.

By taking on this role of researcher, interpreter, biographer, I hope to be able to say to these people I meet, “Now we're not strangers anymore.”

Tweet an evocative phrase to me @IfItFeelsWrite and you could very well become the subject of my next poem!

Category/Genre(s): Poetry
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For A. A. Parr:

A. A. Parr is an arts educator and the founder of art+healing space The Art Within. Her plays and performances have graced stages across Ontario, and her artwork has been shown in galleries in Canada and the United States. She received her Spec. Honours BFA from York University in the Creative Ensemble and Playwrighting programs (minoring in Psychology) and is a certified Life Strategies Coach. At present she is completing her second novel, a literary fiction exploring themes of identity, trauma, and unconventional love. Follow her on Twitter @IfItFeelsWrite