This podcast brings together three exhilarating collections of poetry. Evelyn Lau’s Pineapple Express is rooted in the mind and its disorders and probes the landscape of mid-life in all its manifestations. The poems explore moods, medications and side effects, capturing the flatness of depression while still making the language sing. Jane Munro’s Glass Float considers the widening of horizons that border and shape our lives, the familiarity and mystery of conscious experience, and the deepening awareness that comes with a dedicated practice such as yoga. Yusuf Saadi’s debut collection, Pluviophile, veers through various poetic visions and traditions in search of the sacred within and beyond language. The poems continually revitalize form, imagery, and sonancy to reconsider the ways we value language, beauty, and body.
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