Daphne Marlatt

Vancouver poet Daphne Marlatt spent some childhood years in Penang, Malaysia, her father having lived there pre-WWII. Marlatt’s recent titles include Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now (2013) and Reading Sveva (2016), a poetic response to the work of the Canadian artist-poet Sveva Caetani. In 2017 Talonbooks published Intertidal: Collected Earlier Poems 1968-2008, edited by Susan Holbrook.

Dear Mother

on board P.& O. liner “Chitral” 1933 We had a race meeting the other evening; it was quite exciting. The race card is enclosed. The dogs are toys on wheels & drawn by a string which is wound up round …

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