Janice Notland


Janice Notland’s first collection of poetry, Dreams Laid Down, was inspired by her life in a rural home outside of Nelson, British Columbia. While her love of nature infuses all of her work, the poems in this book range from the intensely personal and introspective to outpourings of universal joy. Her keen-eyed observation of the everyday and the extraordinary envoke memorable images.

Janice Notland pours a wealth of life experience into her poetry. Born in Calgary, Alberta, she has made her home in metropolitan centres like Montreal and Vancouver, and smaller towns on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast and in the Kootenays. A former community and mental health care worker, she has settled in Kelowna, BC. Janice shares a love of the classics with her husband, musician Alan Rinehart, and spends her leisure time taking in the beauty of the Okanagan Valley.