Sunday, August 11, 2019

Q&A …

… Alexandra Oliver finds poetry in old films, the loneliness of parenthood and the aftermath of disaster | CBC Radio. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

To a certain extent, and I'd love to make films of my poems. But when I moved to the suburbs with my husband and my son when he was very small, I remember thinking, "gosh, here I am." But I went through this period of poem-making where I would go out into the world, into ordinary waiting rooms, malls, wherever. You go out, and you think, 'What if I thought of myself as a camera? What if I walked amongst people, and I looked at people, and I imagined what they were thinking and I imagined how they were interacting?' 

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