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Pineapple Express

by Evelyn Lau

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Pineapple Express is Evelyn Lau's eighth collection of poetry.&nbspThe collection is rooted in the mind and its disorders.&nbspDepression, anxiety, and obsessive thinking have been explored widely in fiction and non-fiction, much less so in poetry.&nbsp"Pineapple Express" explores moods, medications and side effects, capturing the flatness of depression while making the language sing. It also explores the notion of mid-life, in all its manifestations: physical changes, psychological upheaval, the notion of becoming "invisible," and mortality.

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Evelyn Lau has been publishing poetry and prose since she was thirteen. Her poetry has appeared in Prism International, Queen's Quarterly and Canadian Author and Bookman, among other literary magazines. Her prose has been published in Maclean's, Vancouver Magazine and The Antigonish Review. She has won six awards for her poetry.

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Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of&nbspthirteen books, including eight volumes of poetry.&nbsp Her memoir Runaway:&nbspDiary of a Street Kid (HarperCollins, 1989), published when she was eighteen, was made into a CBC movie starring Sandra Oh in her first major role.&nbsp Evelyn's prose books have been translated into a dozen languages;&nbspher poetry has received the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award, the Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman, and a National Magazine Award, as well as nominations for&nbspa BC Book Prize&nbspand&nbspa Governor-General's Award.&nbspHer poems have been chosen numerous times for inclusion in the Best Canadian Poetry series, and she has&nbspbeen writer-in-residence at UBC, Kwantlen, and&nbspVCC, as well as&nbspDistinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Calgary.&nbspFrom 2011-2014, Evelyn served as Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver.&nbsp

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