Maps of Our Bodies & the Borders We Have Agreed Upon
Includes Roadmaps, a multimedia spoken word CD collaboration between Taien Ng-Chan and musician Scott W. Gray. It includes 13 songs and 6 videos, featuring a contribution by cartoonist/animator Joe Ollmann.
Montréal: Cumulus Press, 2005.
Maps of Our Bodies draws on themes of travel, location/dislocation, and that old workhorse, love. These poems and prose poems are a series of maps and meditations on the act of traversing space, both physically and emotionally; together, they sketch out a narrative arc about the course of a relationship, from its intense and sleepless beginnings to the negotiations of boundaries and space, to separation over long distances and a solitary road trip across the huge expanse of land that is Canada.