Andrea Kunard, born in 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; studies in English Literature and the Fine Arts. She travels in Europe and Asia and is presently working as an art critic and artist in Montreal.
Working Notes, Andrea Kunard:
My working method is, as these poems suggest, a weaving of visual images that occur to me as I am writing the poem. In the poem beginning "faithless turnings. . . " I began with the image of Penelope, then moved to Ronsard's poem in Sonnets for Helen ("Quand vous serez bien vieille, au soir à la chandelle. . . "), and then to the image of the Lady in the Lake in the Grail cycle. The poem is an investigation into the disturbance of order through random occurrences (such as luck). However, this disturbance is translated into an eroticism, instigated by another, and any distance 'between' is collapsed. The poem, 'source broken' is an extreme example of this process.