Tuesday, January 22, 2013

News at Eleven: Though desire and domestic discord are

the author [Evelyn Lau]'s recognized motifs, her contemporary titles evaluate the passing seasons. "I think aging--the physical body, mortality, decrepitude--has always interested me. Even when I was young," she says. "And now that I'm getting older, it's interesting me in a different way--to see those physical changes and also to move into different phases of life."

Asked if distilling despair into words provides catharsis, she replies that doing so can have the opposite effect, similar to reopening a wound.

from Straight: Vancouver's poet laureate Evelyn Lau finds inspiration in solitude


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