The poet and writer Lorna Crozier discusses her delightful new book The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things (Greystone, 2012), with Joseph Planta.
|The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things by Lorna Crozier (Greystone, 2012).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
A charming new book is out now from Lorna Crozier. The distinguished, award-winning poet and writer has written The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things. These prose pieces look at items that we’d find in a household: zippers, erasers, lamps, collars; as well as things we’d find on the people we’d find in a household: navels, brains, hearts, vaginas. There are 85 vignettes in this book. It’s a delightful and thoughtful book. Lorna Crozier was last on in 2009 when her memoir Small Beneath the Sky was published. She has also written fifteen books of poetry and edited several anthologies. Her website is at www.lornacrozier.ca. Incidentally, Lorna Crozier will be making a number of appearances at next month’s Vancouver International Writers Festival: Friday morning, 19 October at 10.00am on a panel, and Sunday, 21 October at the afternoon tea at 3.00pm. She’ll also be part of the tribute to her husband Patrick Lane, that’s Saturday night, 20 October at 8.00pm. This book is published by Greystone. On the mouth, she writes they’re our most obnoxious parts on the body, unfamiliar with manners, with common sense or cool reflection. We’ll use ours now for this interview. I’m very pleased to welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program from Saanich, British Columbia, Lorna Crozier; Ms. Crozier, good morning.