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A Baker's Dozen: A Poetry Anthology
A Baker's Dozen: A Poetry Anthology
A Baker's Dozen: A Poetry Anthology
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A Baker's Dozen: A Poetry Anthology

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A BAKER'S DOZEN is a collection of 156 poems that satirize the structures of the world. Calling into question the different templates we see in the world in the pattern of 12, or a dozen, by adding in one extra for good measure, "a baker's dozen," the reader is able to learn how they can participate in society by finding their own unique niche.

The title refers to the specific structure of the poetry sections within: that there are 13 groups of 12 poems each. A total of 156. These groups can be viewed as themes, such as months, horoscopes, colours, numbers, and so on. Within each of these 13 groups, there are 12 poems written, such as January, February, March; or, black, grey, white.

By utilizing both 13 and 12 as forms of structure, one can see the difference between a rigid structure and how to participate in it fluidly (12 + 1 = 13).

The title also is a clever play on the fact that I am a baker who also loves poetry. I feel like so many things in life are an art form that we can just pour ourselves into—and I would say two of my favourite art forms are food and writing! They come together nicely in this symbology of life.

Food is probably one of the most important parts of our day. We engage with it multiple times, in different ways, and often celebrate it by taking meals with others. Writing is similar, in that although it is often done alone, reading is the connecting action between author and audience that makes it a communal activity as well.

Upon this recognition, we can use this fun rendition of structure to peel back the layers of conditioning and open ourselves to a more free form of living and understanding of life.

Some of the poems are free-form, while others follow certain poetic structures such as haiku, to also fit in with the overarching symbology of the text.

Release dateMay 28, 2020
A Baker's Dozen: A Poetry Anthology
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Kathleen Elizabeth Sumpton

KATHLEEN ELIZABETH SUMPTON is an advocate for the arts and often works with languages. With a passion for culture and a focus on communications, she is an Author, Poet, and Communications Professional with a primary focus on writing. She has a working background in 14 different languages.Her 5 Year plan is to secure two master's degrees in English and Business, followed by a PhD in English, while running her freelance business.Her 10 Year goal is to publish 10 novels and other works in the genre of satire in order to strengthen communications locally and globally by discussing the proper use of language and terminology.Her work brings awareness to large societal issues such as the criminal justice system, substance abuse, and mental health; a variety of topics everyone else is too afraid to talk about.As a representative for members of the community as well as for her own projects, Kathleen hopes to enrich her surroundings with both the beauty and power writing holds. It is now her personal mission in life to provide meaning and entice insight through literature.When she is not busy with her work, you can find Kathleen enjoying the outdoors or spending time with family. Favourite hobbies are working out and people-watching. She operates out of southern Ontario.

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