Through the mind’s eye Lydia Kwa charts the path of the stranger in a new land, the immigrant seeking escape, and transformation from the suffering of the past.
In this fresh suite of poems, Kwa brings great intelligence and sensitivity to bear upon the shock-absorbing process of embodiment, and troubles with integrity. Multiple trans-Pacific passages, roles of persons, and conceptions of divinity and reality, come together through Kwa's work. Braiding poetry with prose Kwa highlights possible pathways to freedom, and to wholesome.
Joanne Arnott, author of A Night for the Lady
sinuous is a map that charts both a poetic and psychological journey, a full topographical internal map from Jomon to the culture of the endless, continuous onslaught of trauma that colonialism has been for the world. It is a map of the journey from our alienation to our connection with the universe and from one another. More poignantly it bares our alienation from our personal internal world. The incredible poetry in this book will walk you into the light where you may re-connect with self and the world outside.
Lee Maracle. author of First Wives Club:Coast Salish Style
It is work that aims to liberate the human spirit.
Chris Fox and Arleen Paré, Plenitude Magazine
Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.