Friday, 31 July 2020

Lance La Rocque : part three

When you require renewal, is there a particular poem or book that you return to? A particular author? 

I tend to return to Emily Dickinson (I love her slippery, off-kilter intensity), Tomas Transtromer (the depth of images and aura, the otherworldliness emerging from the ordinary world), and Nelson Ball (the vitality of his micro-linguistic play with words and ordinary things. He shows me how my backyard or kitchen is filled with lively, overlooked worlds.). All of them make the ordinary appear surreal/intense and make me want to find a way to do the same.

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