A Year in the Life of a Bus-Traveling Poet

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Born 63 years ago in the 'steel-town' city of Hamilton, in the eastern province of Ontario, Canada, Marcia Mae Nelson Pedde has been a poet and short story writer for as long as she can remember. Encouraged and supported by her family, Marcia continued to write throughout her life. Writing primarily through journaling, there were always poems to craft for special occasions - family birthdays and anniversaries - and for people whom she had the privilege to encounter in ways that inspired and delighted her.

Marcia, her husband and two teenage sons traveled west to Vancouver, British Columbia for the international Expo '86. Taking a ferry ride across to Vancouver Island, the entire family fell in love with the island and especially with the city of Victoria. Marcia was determined that she would eventually call Victoria home.

Both her sons moved west to Vancouver 12 years later. It took Marcia 22 years, the end of one marriage and the blessing of another, the marriage of her eldest boy and the birth of her first grandchild to all unfold before she was able to find her way west. Marcia, with her husband Mike, now proudly calls Victoria home.

This, the first of her published works, is Marcia's gift to the city of Victoria and an honouring of Victoria's spiritual retreat centre known as Queenswood. Marcia, always the traveler, is happily growing roots in the City of Gardens.

A Year in the Life of a Bus-Traveling Poet

Authored by Marcia Mae Nelson Pedde
Illustrated by Mike Nelson Pedde

Over an entire year, with her bus pass, pens and paper in hand, poet Marcia Mae Nelson Pedde travels by local transit all around her new hometown. Quite simply, she falls in love with the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. From elucidating the incredible beauty that is Victoria to revealing the simplicity and the elegance at its very heart, Marcia expresses her admiration for both the people who call this place home, and those who journey here from all over the globe to experience this "City of Gardens". Marcia records her own personal perceptions of it all as she also journeys ever deeper into herself. In both verse and prose, there is beauty, poetry and play between these covers.

Come, travel through the city that is Victoria. Learn to love it - one story and one poem at a time.

Publication Date:
098667320X / 9780986673207
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / Canadian

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