Ariadne’s Notes: On May 25, the World Poetry Café Radio Show had the honour to feature two amazing and talented well known Canadian poets Lorna Crozier and Michelle Elrick ,1-2 pm, PST,CFRO, 100.5 FM with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Elaine Woo and super engineer, Victor Schwartzman, and special volunteer, Sharon Rowe, in celebration of the publication of their new books! I will be featuring them separately on this site.
Lorna will be celebrating her new book with launch at Munro’s Books in Victoria on Tuesday, May 30, at 7:00 PM. She will be reading alongside fellow Victoria poet Rhonda Ganz (Small, frequent loads of laundry, Mother Tongue).
Notes from co-host Elaine Woo about this remarkable show:
“A delightful hour with Lorna Crozier, recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and an Officer of the Order of Canada and with Nova Scotian poet Michelle Elrick, a finalist in the 2015 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and winner of the 2011 John Hirsch Award.
Lorna’s arresting poems from her latest book What the Soul Doesn’t Want, Freehand Books 2017 focus on what it means to age, grief, and the natural world. Listen for her thoughts about poems aging with the poet and for her helpful advice for young poets and about her literary ancestors.
1) Believe in your own voice, in the beauty and significance of own voice, faith in own story even if it has darkness 2) Your work will appeal to others if well done with craft and artistry.”
First up on the show was Lorna Crozier at 1:10 pm PST.
To hear their words of wisdom and exceptional poetry: LISTEN TO THE SHOW!
Lorna Crozier, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is the author of sixteen previous books of poetry, most recently The Wrong Cat and The Wild in You. She is also the author of The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Ordinary Things and the memoir Small Beneath the Sky. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, has been awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and is a three-time recipient of the Pat Lowther Award. Born in Swift Current, she now lives on Vancouver Island with writer Patrick Lane and two fine cats.
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Advance Praise for What the Soul Doesn’t Want.
“[A] late-career highlight… [Crozier] can speak for the inanimate with whimsy and empathy, knows when and how to conjure sensuality, and can sneak in an emotional payload.”
— Quill and Quire
Source: Kelsey Attard.
Praise for Lorna Crozier
“Lorna Crozier’s The Blue Hour of the Day . . . reads like one long autobiographical poem of astonishing coherence and beauty, and so powerful that, after I’d closed the book, I found that I’d unwittingly learnt several of the lines by heart.”
— Alberto Manguel, The London Times Literary Supplement
“Crozier writes of a world of imperfection, clumsiness, violence, betrayal, pain, and in spite of everything, delight and love . . . Always accessible, Crozier speaks a language we understand, but she uses it to tell us things we don’t.”
— Canadian Literature.