I had the pleasure of talking with poet Lucy Dougan on my radio show, The Compulsive Reader Talks, today. In addition to reading five exquisite poems from her new book The Guardians, Lucy talked with me about a wide range of topics. This included such things as the notion of masks as roles, poetry as archeology that uncovers layers of ourselves, genetic inheritance, poetry as a way of looking at biology, the metaphoric use she makes of animals, including her well-trained mice, poetry as craft and craft as poetry, on the subtle humour that runs through her work, on Agape or selfless love and its power, and the nature of health. You can drop by for a listen here:
or click on the widget to the right on this blog or at The Compulsive Reader.