All the Words Between


Life is about everything in between – the words we never say, the moments we share, and the things we wish we could forget. Windsor poet Mary Ann Mulhern captures all of these experiences and more in this new compilation. Featuring Mulhern’s most beloved poems, alongside new poems written just for this work, the collection showcases her innate talent for writing about subjects both personal and delicate with the utmost grace and care.

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Thanatos and Eros, life and death, gender and the power politics of being human, Mary Ann Mulhern shies away from nothing and we’re all better for having been on the journey with this poet and these poems.

John B. Lee, Poet Laureate of the city of Brantford in perpetuity and Poet Laureate of Norfolk County for life


Mary Ann Mulhern was raised in St. Thomas, Ontario. During the 1960s, Mulhern was a nun and a teacher in the convent where she experienced the strict discipline that governed the women. Eight years later, she left the convent and continued teaching. In 2001, Mulhern began writing poetry while attending a summer writing seminar at the University of Windsor. After winning the Freedom Festival Poetry Contest for her poem, “Freedom’s Rail,” she was encouraged by Marty Gervais to write about her experience in the convent. The result was her first collection of poetry, The Red Dress. Mulhern has continued writing, publishing five books of poetry between 2006 and 2016, including Touch the Dead which received a nomination for the Acorn-Plantos Award. Mulhern currently lives and writes in Windsor, Ontario.

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Release: 2018
Pages: 84
Format: Paperback