Lost Lagoon/lost in thought
Lost Lagoon/lost in thought
Caitlin Press 2020
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Lost Lagoon/lost in thought

2020 Caitlin Books

Watch online book launch that took place on April 16, 2020.

Lost Lagoon is also available for purchase at Massy Books or from Caitlin Press. 

Available December 2020 as an ebook through AmazonBarnes and NobleiBooks or Kobo.

From Caitlin Press:

“In trademark lyric prose, Warland’s roving observations in and around Vancouver’s Lost Lagoon offer insights into nature, narratives, and the urban environment.”


 A soliloquy on life and loss by a poet who has become attuned to the natural world, specifically the microcosm of Lost Lagoon in Vancouver, and its ecosystem. Warland’s Lost Lagoon/lost in thought is an artistic affirmation of the sacred but humble space humans occupy in the cosmos, and of the magical reciprocity a human can establish with the flora, fauna and physical world around her. Lost Lagoon/lost in thought is a stunningly beautiful work.

Darrel J. McLeod, author of Governor General Award–winning Mamaskatch

Always visionary, Betsy Warland creates textual mirrors of
contemplation wherein we see both place and soul, in a voice that is
plain spoken, tender and inviting: long after reading, her words will
resonate with their simple profound messages.

Renée Sarojini Saklikar, author of children of air india and Listening to the Bees

Lost Lagoon/lost in thought is an extraordinary love spell cast by a
master magician. We listen as with almost mathematical purity—quiet
or sharp, humorous or spare—Betsy Warland evokes the mysteries
and beauties of her beloved lagoon, and cries out with wisdom and
grief for the losses of nature, and the life that remains. This is the
magic of a deeply noticing mind. Read this book. It will fill you to the
brim with the rustle of the non-human. In her slice of nature, Warland
makes us whole.

Shaena Lambert, author of Petra and Oh, My Darling