On Wednesday, June 14th at 6pm, join Massy Arts and Turnstone Press for a Tender Nostalgia with Diane Tucker and Jolene Nolte, a poetry reading featuring each author reading from their most recent works.
Nostalgia for Moving Parts reminds us how to hear and see the ephemeral in the eternal and the eternal in the ephemeral: the moving parts of all our lives. — Rob Taylor, Strangers
About the Books
Poised between thoughts of mortality and an exquisite taste for the most tender, small details of life, the poems in Nostalgia for Moving Parts are whimsical, quirky, and resonant with memory. Deeply grounded in the rainy mists and green reeds of the Canadian west coast, solitude becomes a spiritual practice transmuting loneliness and loss into grand appreciations for the gift of childhood and the untravelled road ahead.
These poems explore the relationship between inner and outer worlds. They are both the record of the search and the means of searching, whether it’s a walk, a relative’s death, unrequited love, or simply the rituals of waking up and washing dishes. Laced with longing as well as delight, Tender Sieve explores both the grief and joy of finding a way forward when life doesn’t look like you expected.
Diane Tucker is a poet, editor, fiction writer, and playwright from Vancouver, BC. Her work has been widely anthologized and published in more than seventy journals in Canada and abroad. Her first poetry collection, God on His Haunches (Nightwood Editions, 1996), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Nostalgia for Moving Parts is her fourth book of poems.
Jolene Nolte currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where she enjoys the innumerable shades of green and where she studied theology and poetry at Regent College. She works as a freelance writer and editor. In March 2023, she married el amor de su vida, David.