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Daphne Marlatt

Daphne Marlatt

Burrard Bridge, Kitsilano Side

  • Author: Britt S. Baker
  • Date Posted: Oct 1, 2014
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  • Address: Plaque is on lamppost at the northwest corner of Burrard St. and Cornwall Ave.
Daphne Marlatt

Photo credit: Roy Miki


Location: Plaque is on lamppost at the northwest corner of Burrard St. and Cornwall Ave.

Daphne Marlatt was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2006 and became the 19th recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Born in Australia, she immigrated to Vancouver in 1951.

hope it’s high enough for tugs at flood tide Taylor’s coach-lamp pillars raised a glow above that human flood some 7,000 in from RR yards the wangies stickers pokey stiffs with canned heat crack now flaring up through vein flambeaux or stained our mirror glass is electronic tweets ten

secs at most gone digital native

If you lived under this bridge you’d be home by now

From After Noon’s
Following her partnership with multi-media artist Roy Kiyooka, her associations with the lesbian and feminist writing communities increasingly shaped her writing. Her Burrard Bridge poem “after noon’s” ends with a quote from the 2011 Digital Natives electronic exhibit on the billboard at the Kitsilano end of the bridge: If you lived under this bridge you’d be home by now.

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Following her partnership with multi-media artist Roy Kiyooka, her associations with the lesbian and feminist writing communities increasingly shaped her writing. Her Burrard Bridge poem “after noon’s” ends with a quote from the 2011 Digital Natives electronic exhibit on the billboard at the Kitsilano end of the bridge: If you lived under this bridge you’d be home by now.

hope it’s high enough for tugs at flood tide Taylor’s coach-lamp pillars raised a glow above that human flood some 7,000 in from RR yards the wangies stickers pokey stiffs with canned heat crack now flaring up through vein flambeaux or stained our mirror glass is electronic tweets ten secs at most gone digital native If you lived under this bridge you’d be home by now

From After Noon’s

 

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