Intent On Flowering (2024)

Katie Jeresky, Penn Kemp, Jessica Lee McMillan





INTENT ON FLOWERING is a collection of poems that give voice to the growing pains that precede and exist within a lifetime of deaths and inevitable, triumphant blossomings.

About The Authors

Katie Jeresky
Katie Jeresky (Van Den Berg) is the owner of Peaceful Pine Wellness, a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Community Herbalist. She weaves her deep connection with nature with creative expression through poetry, singing, watercolour art, photography, and crafting herbal teas.

Penn Kemp
Penn Kemp has participated in Canadian cultural life for more than 50 years – writing, editing, and publishing poetry, fiction, and plays. Her first book of poetry, Bearing Down, was published by Coach House, 1972. She's since published 30 books of poetry, prose, and drama, 7 plays and 10 cds of spoken word, and edited a number of anthologies by Canadian writers.

Jessica Lee McMillan
Jessica Lee McMillan is a legal worker, educator, and SFU Writer's Studio graduate with an English MA. Read her in The Humber Literary Review, Train Poetry Journal, Pinhole Poetry, Crab Creek Review, and others. She lives on the lands of the Halkomelem-speaking Peoples (New Westminster, BC) with her little family and large dog.


ISBN: 978-1-7771512-9-4
44 pp., 5.5” x 8.5”
Threadbound in a cover of Gruppo Cordenons Stardream Kunzite

This project was generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council