Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Kim Clark

Kim says "I'll be on CHLY radio [today] Tuesday, 2-4 with Pam Edgar. It's MS Awareness month so we'll be talking about MS in life, in fiction, and in poetry. Should be fun. :-) "

To help us celebrate her birthday Kim has answered Seven of the Proust Questionnaire.

1.What is your idea of happiness?

So many small things! A pretty little day with good company (like my kids ♥♥♥♥). Laughter. A flicker in the grass. A heron flying over. Being eye-to-eye with a hummingbird. Red wine. Laughter. Fall leaves. First blossoms. Good sex. Laughter. Blueberries. Making someone smile. Smoky cheese. Hickory sticks. Did I mention laughter?

2.What is your favourite virtue?

An open mind.


3.What is your biggest weakness?

Procrastination and cheese. One usually leads to the other.


4.Who are your favourite poets?

I don’t like to pick favourites but I will say George Bowering taught me the most about rhythm and rhyme and imagining the audience naked. At the moment I’m reading crawlspace by John Pass. Excellent!

5.Who are your favourite heroes and heroines in history?

Nobody historically famous. My mum. I wonder often what she’d think of my writing.

6. What do you most dislike?

Static plastic toilet seats and arrogance.

7. What is your motto?

Honestly? Buck up or fuck up.


Kim's latest collection of poetry, Disease and Desire, is now available for purchase via lipstickpress@shaw.ca, or by attending the launch, May 26th from 4pm to 6pm at The Roxy.

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Launch - Disease and Desire by Kim Clark

May 26th, 4pm - 6pm at The Roxy (560 North Road, Gabriola). 

Kim Clark will be reading from and signing her new chapbook "Disease and Desire". Refreshments will be served and books available at $10 each.

About the book:

Disease and Desire is a manuscript of the body's domain and the spirit's will to fight the disease's abduction of the body, revealed through the first poem:

The Abduction
My body held poetry for ransom,
sinistral threat—
first with a little finger
[accidental pizzicato], next
my left foot.
The price was high, mind had to pay up
to make room for the lyric line.
The bootie crossed the blood-brain barrier,
[nothing to do with fair trade]
—poetic packets of plasma data
on the back of stealthy protein
hugged the perimeter,
stole through the interior
over the border—
words worth their weight
in myelin.

About Kim Clark


Disease and desire, mothering and the mundane propel Kim's ongoing journey between poetry and prose. Her debut fiction collection, Attemptations (Caitlin Press), was launched in 2011 and one of its novellas has been optioned for a 90 minute feature film. Kim’s work can be found in Body Breakdowns (Anvil Press), the Malahat Review, and e-zines and other publications in Canada and the U.S.. She lives in Cedar on Vancouver Island.