daniela elza

Location Vancouver
Occupation writer/poet, tutor, doctoral student, mother, volunteer,
Website http://strangeplaces.livingcode.org/

About Me

I am a poet. I live in Vancouver with my husband and two children. I keep a blog, a home, and a journal. I like to travel, drift, and wonder, follow the steps of words to see where they take me. Currently I am working on my doctorate in Philosophy of Education, and am putting together my first full length manuscript. The crows want to have a say in it.

Why do you write?

I write to surprise myself. I write to figure things out. I write because it makes me and what surrounds me more complete, more coherent, more resonant. I write to hear the music and thoughts of the world.
I can be inspired by many things. By the many poets I read, by philosophers, by my friends with their daily conundrums, by my children (who are philosophers in their own way), by scientific discoveries, by events.

Nature is one of my most influential mentors. I like to listen to the numerous ways in which nature thinks. I study the sky, listen to crows, talk to trees.

Any favorite authors? Books?

it is hard to just mention a few names, perhaps unfair to the many I will miss. A few that jump out are Robert Bringhurst, Tim Lilburn, Gaston Bachelard, Maria Rainer Rilke, Anne Michaels, Natalie Goldberg, Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Ricoeur, Wislawa Szymborska, Aislinn Hunter, Patrick Lane, Jan Zwicky, Roo Borson, Alison Pick, Sue Sinclair, the list goes on.

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daniela elza – Nov 19, 2009

thanks D.P.
i have never belonged to a group and forum like this one. so it will be a bit of a learning curve for me to figure out my way around.
thanks for the welcome.

Darryl Price – Nov 19, 2009

I have to admit I didn't recognize a lot of the writers on your list but I'm so glad you mention Rilke. That's a very good starting point for any poetry discussion. Welcome.

daniela elza – Nov 18, 2009

thanks Dorothee,
for the invitation.

Dorothee Lang – Nov 18, 2009

welcome! here's to poetry and crows ~~ ~'~

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