CoCoPoPro: "Who Loves Ya, Baby?" by Elizabeth Bachinsky

April 6, 2013

Elizabeth Bachinsky is a Vancouver poet who grew up in the Fraser Valley, just an hour east of the city (where you'll find the lake mentioned in this poem). Her style of writing has been described as confessional, honest, quirky, and funny. Her voice is youthful and energetic, as anyone who has enjoyed her live readings can attest. This poem is from her brand-new collection, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, from Nightwood Editions.

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Elizabeth Bachinsky is a Vancouver poet who grew up in the Fraser Valley, just an hour east of the city (where you'll find the lake mentioned in this poem). Her style of writing has been described as confessional, honest, quirky, and funny. Her voice is youthful and energetic, as anyone who has enjoyed her live readings can attest. This poem is from her brand-new collection, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, from Nightwood Editions.

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 Q&A with Elizabeth Bachinsky
 
What are you reading right now?
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz, How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir by Amber Dawn, and Ink on Paper by Brad Cran
 
If you wrote a memoir what would it be called?
It's already an awesome movie with Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman, but Valley Girl could be my working title. I grew up in the Fraser Valley.
 
Who are your favourite poets?
Not fair! I love a lot of poets! How about favourite poems? "A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island" by Frank O'Hara, "Felix Randall" by Gerard Manley Hopkins, "The Two Domains" by Albert Goldbarth, "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop," Marianne Moore's "The Fish," and "Lifting Belly" by Gertrude Stein (the original "do not have a cow").
 
What's your must-read literary magazine or website?
EVENT magazine where I am Editor in Chief! We've been publishing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction by Canada's best new and established writers since 1971. It really is a great little magazine: www.eventmags.com
 
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Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of five collections of poetry. She has been nominated for awards including the Pat Lowther Award and the Governor General's Award for Poetry. She was born in Regina, raised in Prince George and Maple Ridge, BC, and now lives in Vancouver where she is an instructor of creative writing and the Editor of EVENT magazine.
 
Here's a great interview with Elizabeth in the fantastic online literary magazine, The Rusty Toque. You can also catch up with her on her blog where you can find out all the details of her book launch and book reviews.

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*Edited from the original post, published on the LPG blog


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