British-born poet, JMariah was raised and educated in the Toronto area and has a background in teaching and child and youth work.
JMariah has been writing and publishing poetry for more than 40 years; her first published poem appeared in Spear Magazine when she was 9 years old. She writes in a variety of different styles, including free verse and blank verse, but prefers rhyme. She has had poems published in poetry magazines, anthologies and newsletters. She is the author of 7 books, 5 of which are poetry.
In this site, you will find a small collection of some of JMariah's best poems on love and passion, life and relationships. You will find her publishing history (only as far back as 1980), and sample poems from 5 of her books.
Please be aware that all poems posted on this site are copyrighted by the author and protected under copyright laws. Poems may not be copied, stored or reproduced for any reason without permission from the author.
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I am a passionate writer, dedicated to stirring the minds and moving the hearts of my readers. As a child, I fell in love with the words that moved me out of the silences that brewed within. Now, I eagerly and passionately embrace the words that are born of the joys and sorrows of life. I enjoy exploring various styles in my writing. And although I prefer rhyme, I understand that the poem (not the poet), having a life of its own, dictates its own style.
I thank my father for introducing me to keeping a dream diary, my mother for being my cheerleader every time I wrote a new poem, and my grade 10 English teacher for encouraging me to enter poetry contests.
Now, in my 50's, I am the mother of two grown children with many years experience in home-schooling, teaching, social work, and of course writing and publishing.
Although I write mostly poetry, I also have experience writing a home-schooling curriculum and articles for newsletters, and have begun writing short stories, children's stories and my autobiography.