Rona Shaffran is an Ottawa resident. She was born in Montreal and moved to Ottawa in mid-1970. After a long hiatus, she resumed writing some three years ago. In her poems, she seeks to convey a genuineness of feeling and to set down reality in a fresh way. Rona Shaffran writes about love and loss, passion and sadness, and nature. Her subjects meld together, just as joy and sadness do in life.
published in Bywords.ca August 2006
John Newlove Poetry Award 2006 honourable mention