Karen’s Killer Book Bench: DISCOVERY (A Collection of Poetry) by Kenna McKinnon

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A Collection of Poetry


A collection of poetry by Kenna McKinnon, a member of The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Canadian Authors Association, contains 63 poems covering the author’s experiences, love stories, fantasies and a variety of perspectives into the life and times of Kenna McKinnon. Broad use of Haiku, metaphors, romance, animals, religion, travel and war round out some of the many topics brought forth in this wonderfully written sampling of poetry.


A Collection of Poetry


NOTE FROM KENNA: Some love poems for spring, the second darker than the first, but hey, who said love was all jellybeans and unicorns?

5 stars a review from JustJudi: “Kenna McKinnon loves words and imagery, and is masterful at using both.”


Your bows are leaning by the willow, Merry Men
You gambol in the flowers
take turns with fair Maid Marian
While Robin dances with the cook
There is a certain decorum
that’s lost in springtime
To Sherwood Forest. 

Yes, now that May explodes in pink and white
Every oak hides dryads
Who are trysting with the centaurs
The dog discovers secrets
in the scent of broken swaths of baby grass
And all about the puddle-happy world
The butterflies rise up
in yellow speckled clouds
As though to say
We won again!


You who are a delusion
I chased you through hallways of confectionary
Fast down the tanks of marshmallow crème
to chocolate covered daydreams far past
the bricks of sugar which implacably
you impersonated
ll too well for my adolescent lust. 

You knew that yet with candied orchids
poisoned sticks of mulberry still you
plied me with and then I
hallucinated and they told me
I was dangerous.

Poems from the life and times of Kenna McKinnon.

Meet Author Kenna McKinnon…

Kenna McKinnon is a Canadian freelance writer, author of SpaceHive (2012), and Bigfoot Boy: Lost on Earth, as well as Benjamin and Rumblechum, The Insanity Machine; Blood Sister; Short Circuit and Other Geek Stories; DISCOVERY: A Collection of Poetry, Den of Dark Angels, Engaging the Dragon, and Timothie Hill and the Cloak of Power. Her most memorable years were spent at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with a degree in Anthropology. Kenna is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and a professional member of the Canadian Authors Association. She has two children and three grandsons. Her hobbies include fitness, health, drawing, reading, walking, music, cooking, volunteering, and baking for friends.


Links to Kenna’s website, blog, books, etc.

 Amazon: http://amzn.to/2G3XF48


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: Kenna is giving away an ebook copy of DISCOVERY, A Collection of Poetry to one lucky person who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

Thanks, Kenna, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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8 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: DISCOVERY (A Collection of Poetry) by Kenna McKinnon

  1. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Good morning, Karen and Kenna,
    A lovely departure-into poetry! Love the whimsy in the samples.

  2. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Kenna, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Love the poetry samples. Fits right into spring. What a wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing your collection with us today. 🙂

  3. Kenna McKinnon is indeed an accomplished author. Her poems are a refreshing surprise. Good luck!

  4. Thank you, Mari! I’m glad you were pleasantly surprised. Good luck with the draw, too.

  5. bn100 says:

    nice poems

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