news | Friday August 23, 2013

Internodes and Singed Wings Have Arrived!

[image: Singed Wings by Lola Lemire Tostevin and Internodes by Ken Belford]

Into poetry? Look no further! Two of Talon’s Fall 2013 poetry titles have just arrived from the printer!

Lola Lemire Tostevin’s Singed Wings and Ken Belford’s Internodes are in the house. These two books are the second Talon title for each author.

Moving with nomadic grace across the terrain of his previous book, Decompositions, the poetic language of Ken Belford in Internodes shares similar roots, traversing decades at the speed of a search query – pressing onward through Hazelton, the Bulkley Valley, and the unroaded head-waters of the Nass River in the Damdochax Valley – and meanwhile coming to terms with a poetry that “is lived” on the rugged streets of Prince George.

Tostevin’s latest offering of poetry emerges from her deep-seated interest in the creativity of women who face advanced age and its ailments. Singed Wings invites the reader to peer into the interior world of Camille Claudel, whose intimate understanding of her subjects, from young girl to old woman, captured quite a different power than that of her lover, sculptor Auguste Rodin. Although Claudel was not able to fully realize her creative process into old age, many others did, including Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo, Betty Goodwin, Pina Bausch, and Agnès Varda, and it is in direct response to the vital creativity of these women that the poet finds the inspiration and determination to move her own art forward.

Look forward to a Talon poetry launch event or two in the coming months! In the meantime, order one up!

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