- Turnstone Press
- Initial publish date
- Sep 2013
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- Sep 2013
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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. Sinuous is a journey toward self-realization and acknowledgest that through the fiery trials of life it is possible to find renewed strength and purpose for the future.
About the author
LYDIA KWA is the author of a poetry collection, The Colours of Heroines, and two novels, This Place Called Absence and The Walking Boy, which was shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She was born in Singapore and moved to Canada in 1980. After obtaining a B.Sc. in psychology at the University of Toronto, Kwa studied at Queen's University and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She now lives and works in Vancouver as a writer and psychologist. Please see www.lydiakwa.com for more on the author.
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