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Lindsay Soberano Wilson is a mom, teacher, internationally published author, and creator of Put It To Rest, a mental health literary hub. 

 

Her second poetry collection BREAKING UP WITH THE COBALT BLUES: poems for healing (Prolific Pulse Press, 2024) is releasing August 1st on Amazon Kindle!  

Breaking Up With the Cobalt Blues: Poems For Healing, finds peace in painful, messy, shameful parts of life unearthed at inconvenient times. With poems about suicide, sexual assault, addiction, intergenerational trauma, domestic violence, Toronto 90s rave culture, and a pandemic, Breaking Up With the Cobalt Blues finds light in the darkness.

Her debut poetry collection Hoods of Motherhood: A Collection of Poems (Prolific Pulse Press, 2023)  reflects on Soberano Wilson’s

portrayal of becoming a mother. Her poem, from this collection, “The Japanese Red Maple” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her work was recently nominated for the Best of the Net. 

 

Born in Toronto, Canada, Lindsay is the granddaughter of Spanish Moroccan immigrants and Romanian Holocaust survivors. Her chapbook Casa de mi Corazon: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir (Poetica Publishing, 2021) explores how her sense of community, Canadian Jewish identity, and home was shaped by travel. 

Lindsay graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English from Concordia University and earned a Master of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. 

 

Recent publications include Jewish Women of Words, Fine Lines Literary Journal, Fevers of the Mind, Avalanches in Poetry III: Poetry, Writings & Art Inspired by Leonard Cohen, Spillwords Press, Cadence,  Prolific Pulsations and Proof of Life anthology in honour of 10-7. 

 

In 2023, she earned a scholarship for teachers from the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem to The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel. Lindsay is a member of the Feminist Caucus via The League of Canadian Poets where she and fellow poets amplify women’s voices. She is writing a memoir about being a third-generation Holocaust survivor.

 

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Hoods of Motherhood: 

A Collection of Poems 

(Prolific Pulse Press LLC.)

A Jewish Canadian granddaughter of Romanian Holocaust survivors and
Spanish Moroccan immigrants compiles a bittersweet portrayal about becoming a mother. 

~ A Book For Anyone and Everyone Who Ever Had To Learn 

To Love Themselves The Way They Love Others. ~ 


Casa de mi Corazón: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir explores Soberano-Wilson’s relationship to her culture, tradition, and homeland, while also reflecting on how she internalizes terrorism and antisemitism. For example, the author reflects on the impact that being in Israel in 2004 for Yom Hazikaron (remembrance day) had on her. She also integrates how terrorism impacts Jews in the Diaspora by sharing the tragic story of Marnie Kimelman (1972-1990), a Toronto Jewish youth murdered in Tel Aviv by terrorists. The chapbook is dedicated to her memory and to all victims of terror.


MORE ABOUT THE COLLECTION


Book Reviews


"Lindsay Soberano Wilson's Casa de mi Corazon: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir is a beautifully written collection of poems and prose, flirting with place, identity, and the human condition. For those of us who aren't Jewish, we are given a window into realities, carefully crafted and shared with the utmost honesty."


Dwayne Morgan

Writer.Speaker.Connector

Scarborough Walk of Fame Inductee



In her small but packed Casa de mi Corazón, we watch Lindsay Soberano-Wilson grow up and into herself. She mainly concerns herself with the question of identity and how it shapes belonging.

The first half of the collection, composed of ten poems and a short passage of prose, “devoured in timelessness” (“The Western Wall,” line 10), explores her reckoning with identity and her learning of otherness. 

She opens her poem “Human Kind” with, 

I am a Jewish woman

Jew-ish a type of ish

like relish, wish, cherish

What is this label stapled onto my fate?


See the full Review: Casa de mi Corazón: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir by Lindsay Soberano-Wilson

by Rion Levy emerging poet based in Toronto in the League of Canadian Poets. 



"In Casa de mi Corazon: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir, Lindsay Soberano Wilson demonstrates the beauty and optimism of travel writing in both poetry and prose. Soberano-Wilson further acknowledges the benefits and education of travel and the importance of experiences outside the safety of one's home. The poems provide a rich comparison of modern travel to past history, maintaining a positive tone while recognizing the good and bad of Jewish history. The author allocates her experiences as if giving gifts, not bragging but sharing, with the open-mindedness of curiosity and love, of observation and understanding. The prose pieces further illustrate the perspective of gaining wisdom through new experience, both in terms of geography as well as identity. Soberano Wilson exemplifies strong, specific imagery, and she proves the wonderful impact of travels and self-rumination culminating in an outlook of hope. Casa de mi Corazon: A Travel Journal of Poetry and Memoir is in itself a service of luscious landscapes and a cheerful chant for a more peaceful and loving future."


By D. L. Pearlman

Winner of the 2019 Dogfish Head

Poetry Prize for his poetry collection

"Normal They Napalm the Cottonfields"

winner of the 2019 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize


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