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.


1 comment:

Kim said...

Thank you, Janet! It's a lipstick day for sure!

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