Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Our September 17th Spoken INK guest reader Daniela Elza

Daniela Elza’s Milk Tooth Bane Bone is a book that sweeps across the reader’s consciousness like a bird’s wing. The poems in this book do something rather miraculous: fragmentary yet narrative, grounded yet mythic, they deconstruct and build simultaneously, forge and empty-out meanings and images. The landscapes and leitmotifs (crows, trees, winter, stories) that accompany us through the book work like refrains in a Wagnerian opera to give us a sense of both the transitory and the unchanged. And these crows are mischievous: shape-shifting their way through the paradoxes of language, personal mythology and poetic ecology, through landscapes and histories that, like the crows themselves, refuse to be tamed. These are poems that live wild alongside and within us; poems that suggest a way to place ourselves within our own mythologies, invite us to articulate our own way of being. With an introduction by Aislinn Hunter.

In 2011 Daniela received her doctorate in Philosophy of Education from SFU and launched her first e-Book, The Book of It. Daniela’s debut poetry collection, the weight of dew, was published in 2012 by Mother Tongue Publishing. She lives in Vancouver BC.

Tuesday, September 17 @ 8 p.m. La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings Street (@ Boundary Rd) Open Mic Sign-up @ 7:30 p.m.

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