Travelling Poetry and a beautiful life

The love of travel comes through loud and clear in the most recent literary work of Louis Creek author/poet Réjean Coallier. His 132 page Travelling Poetry Trilogy is packed full of adventures as he travels through Central America, Mexico, and Canada. Coallier relates all that he sees and experiences, including unexpected romances, and a girl he loved but “couldn’t bring home”.

Louis Creek author/poet Réjean Coallier with his most recent publishing ‘Travelling Poetry Trilogy’.

Louis Creek author/poet Réjean Coallier with his most recent publishing ‘Travelling Poetry Trilogy’.

The love of travel comes through loud and clear in the most recent literary work of Louis Creek author/poet Réjean Coallier. His 132 page Travelling Poetry Trilogy is packed full of adventures as he travels through Central America, Mexico, and Canada. Coallier relates all that he sees and experiences, including unexpected romances, and a girl he loved but “couldn’t bring home”.

The trilogy reads like a personal travel guide, with tips on where to stop, what to see, and even warnings about pickpockets. The book is filled with full colour photos, taken as he covers the miles, and fills his book with the experience.

Coallier says, “The book is about my life experiences; some strenuous, hazardous, exciting and adventurous. The joyful deliberations of the human spirit.”

Coallier is also the author of another travelling poetry book called ‘11,000 Km. Across Canada’, published in 2007. This book tells the story of his trip across Canada on a double decker bicycle to raise $5,000 for the BC Lung Association, and is based on journal entries starting from the day the trek was decided to the final day returning to Vancouver. The book is self published and the cover design was done by his son Julien Coallier.

“I call my way of writing: ‘Travelling Poetry’,” says Coallier, “This way of writing being the reflection of my journeys in Québec and abroad, and so I  involve myself as the vessel of observation, attempting to express my surroundings and experiences for the catalyst my mind is inspired by.”

“Poetry is usually dream and fiction but Travelling Poetry is not.  I would like to give the chance to everyone to be in contact with my style of writing; as of course is the achievement of all writers.”

Coallier notes that both books have also been published in French, telling he is originally from Quebec where he published another book in French only titled ‘Poésie de la Vie’.

Asked if another book was in the works the author replied, “It will be about travelling again; perhaps I’ll start in B.C. and go to the UK and Ireland. I would also like to go to the town in France where my ancestors came from in the 1600’s. It will always be travelling poetry; about what is really happening.”

A mechanical engineer by trade, Coallier, now 55, says, “I did many things,” adding that one of them is travelling, including making the move from Kamloops to Louis Creek four years ago.

Asked why he travels and writes about it in poetry Coallier replied, “I like the adventure, and I like to share my adventure with people.”

The forward in ‘Travelling Poetry Trilogy’ writes:

“All these texts

Are from marvelous travelling

They were written in

complete liberty,

By a delighted man.”

“All these impromptu

encounters

Are told and they

happened.

Life is beautiful

In the hands of

the eternal.”

The Travelling Poetry Trilogy, and 11,000 Km Across Canada are available for sale at Barriere Country Feeds, and Country Store Antiques in Louis Creek.

For more information or to order a book go to www.rejeancoallier.com.

Just Posted

teaser
Dynamic drives and pitiful putting helped even the score

Another Ladies’ Night has come and gone. This season is passing by… Continue reading

Tim Schewe
Drivesmart column: Traffic cop humour

He demands to know what sort of device had been used to measure his speed

(L-r) Cody Lee with six-year-old daughter Paisley, and Joshua Burleigh with his seven-year-old son Noah are extremely thankfull to Heffley Creek residents and First Responders for the help they received after their canoe capsized in rapids on the North Thompson River on Sunday, June 13. (Facebook photo)(L-r) Cody Lee with six-year-old daughter Paisley, and Joshua Burleigh with his seven-year-old son Noah are extremely thankfull to Heffley Creek residents and First Responders for the help they received after their canoe capsized in rapids on the North Thompson River on Sunday, June 13. (Facebook photo)
North Thompson River canoe trip almost ends in disaster

‘Only way I managed to get us to shore was the thought of not letting my boy drown’

A for sale sign is shown in by new homes in Beckwith, Ont., just outside Ottawa, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Thompson-Okanagan population grew despite COVID-19: report

The Chartered Professional Accountants of BC said there are 8,462 new residents in the region

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
VIDEO: Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed again

42 of the 64 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million were won, the majority were sold in Ontario

FILE - This July 6, 2017 file photo shows prescription drugs in a glass flask at the state crime lab in Taylorsville, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

Scientist says findings suggest high volume overseas facilities require strict regulation

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Industry expert says it won’t start to recover until international travellers can visit

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Most Read