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Kibuye, Rwanda                   
February 1994


Lynn DeTurk lives in Central-Coast California and Tors Cove, Newfoundland where she writes about each culture in prose and in verse. She has published poetry in journals and periodicals. Her first chapbook, Kaddish, A Song for Two Voices, was a finalist in national chapbook competition. Her subsequent collection of poetry about Newfoundland, An Ode to Newfoundland, was published in autumn of 2019. One of those poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

Lynn feels strongly about supporting refugees and immigrants. Because of her early experiences, she feels we are all world citizens first, and national allegiances should come second. All proceeds from An Ode to Newfoundland are donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.

She is a member of the Academy of American Poets, the Newfoundland Writers Guild, the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, the San Francisco Writers Council, The Palm Springs Writers Guild, and the WordKeepers of Rancho Mirage.


From across the room it screams
with six million voices

those digits     ink bleeding
into the wrinkled skin of his wrists.

By: Lynn Deturk

Tattoo by Lynn Deturk Copyright Reward Publishing 2020



Ann Arbor, Michigan                   
February 2011

            like the altar
            blessed with arterial spray
            that day the Hutus
            carried machetes
            into Kibuye’s church.

By: Lynn Deturk 

Blessed by Lynn Deturk Copyright Reward Publishing 2020

Snow falls
on this chiaroscuro day
the only color—a flutter
of red—as cardinals 

flock against the white