ABANDONED BY THE MUSE is the second bundle of poetry by Bieke Stengos. Its poems draw their imagery from her emerging identification with the landscape between Guelph and Kitchener. Bieke's writing attempts to internalize the landscape in order to make it home. Anyone who has had to leave a home and rediscover another elsewhere will recognize their experience in her verses, as she writes through loss and exile into the hope of homecoming. Bieke was born in Belgium and now lives in Canada.
– "In these short, image-packed poems, the reader is along for the drive as trees, fields and sky transform from season to season, both on the land and as reflected in the speaker's heart and mind." – Jean Mills