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Evelyn Lau


Evelyn Lau is the author of twelve books, including seven volumes of poetry. Her fiction and non-fiction have been translated into a dozen languages; her poetry has received the Milton Acorn Award, the Pat Lowther Award and a National Magazine Award. Lau served as Vancouver Poet Laureate from 2011 to 2014; her most recent collection is Tumour (Oolichan, 2016). She lives in Vancouver.

There was a fire in your former home, it was on the news. You brought me here, once, in my youth when nothing impressed me. Read more

POETRY

"Now you are looking up from the bottom of the lake. You are walking past the townhouses in April under the budding trees, and drowning." Read more

POETRY

Four poems by Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau on love, life and death. Read more

POETRY 3 Comments

Four poems by Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau on aging, aching and orthotics. Read more

POETRY 3 Comments

The Central American vaction was all-inclusive, but she brought her own guilt, just in case. Read more

POETRY 2 Comments

Picture Harper lounging among pastel cushions, his stiff grey hair tight as a helmet on his head. Read more

Dispatches 7 Comments

Again we found ourselves at the shoreline,among shards of shell and plastic,scrim of seaweed trapping my feet like a net. Read more

FICTION 3 Comments

Reflections on John Updike's death. Read more

Columns 3 Comments

He looked vaguely familiar— there was a sort of outline around his ­features that I almost recognized, a translucent and shifting visage, as of someone I once knew.He looked vaguely familiar— there was a sort of outline around his ­features that I almost recognized, a translucent and shifting visage, as of someone I once knew. Read more

Dispatches

She would see him sometimes around Yaletown, her former counsellor, heading glassy-eyed toward a bar or creeping up the back steps of the massage parlour. Read more

Dispatches

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