Tumour by Evelyn LauTumour by Evelyn Lau


byEvelyn Lau

Paperback | July 31, 2016

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In her seventh book of poetry, Evelyn Lau digs up her deepest fears to unearth the universal hope we all have ? of a life that matters. Tumour's power lies in Lau's ability to talk about the things we don't like to talk about, the things we avoid with lotions and potions and self-medication. Tumour compels sober self-reflection and shining light into the corners of the mind. In the book's first part, Lau roots through the forces of life that shaped her ? the family legacy, the cultural inheritance. The second part parses how these histories sculpt the present. The rose-coloured glasses of youth are replaced with the lenses of middle age, which sharpen the world's edges. With trenchant observations and unparalleled imagery, Tumour
Evelyn Lau was born and raised in Vancouver. She published her memoir, Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, when she was 18. Evelyn's poetry, prose and essays have been widely published, including the award-winning poetry title Living Under Plastic. She was Vancouver's poet laureate from 2011-2014.
Title:TumourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:July 31, 2016Publisher:Oolichan BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:088982312X

ISBN - 13:9780889823129

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite poet I love Evelyn Lau's poems so much and this one might just be her greatest collection yet. It offers a good balance of lightness and darkness, some cynical and nostalgic, others light any gives you a bit of a chuckle. As usual, Lau offers us a couple intimate glances of her childhood, and reflects upon the deaths of those she knew. Lots of poems on life as it is, from day to day-- parties, social gatherings, time she was at a poetry retreat. If you are looking for a book of poems to read, choose this one. You will find yourself going back to it again and again.
Date published: 2018-01-13