Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Press Release – Bright Scarves of Hours

Diane Tucker’s new poetry collection, Bright Scarves of Hours, will be launched Thursday, September 27th at 7 pm, at the Cafe Montmartre in Vancouver. A second reading will take place Thursday January 31st at 7 pm, at 32 Books (3185 Edgemont Blvd) in North Vancouver.

A small offering: The cover was designed by myself and I’d like to say thanks to my cousin’s wife and friend, Jenn, who posed in a winter coat and scarf on a warm spring day, and to compliment my daughter for looking so damn cute, as always.

Bright Scarves of Hours is a poetry collection that explores common domestic landscapes — car-pooling with children, walking the dog, vacation snapshots and recipes. These elements weave into one woman’s vibrant inner life, transforming the mundane into a tapestry shimmering with insight and lyricism.

From an elegiac yellow morning to the dark dreams of exhausted sleep, these poems assert that no hour is an ordinary hour, and that there is no such thing, really, as an ‘ordinary’ life. Wrought with the burdens and triumphs of familiar love, the language seeks to connect us while celebrating the sometimes contrary desires and hidden grace found in the everyday.

Diane Tucker was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she received a B.F.A. from the University of B.C. in 1987. Her first book of poems, God on His Haunches, published in 1996, was short listed for the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies and appears regularly in journals in Canada and abroad. Diane lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.