As well as being published in the collections below, Lia’s writing has been broadcast on CBC Radio and published in a number of periodicals including Grain, Musicworks, and NeWest Review as well as in the anthologies Running Barefoot – Women Write the Land and land/space: An Anthology of Prairie Speculative Fiction.
susurrations is a videopoem that explores the anatomical, visceral, metaphysical, and emotional landscape of the heart. Combining scientific and poetic text, organic movement imagery, and rich vocal music, this multi-disciplinary piece invites the viewer to delve into their own visceral and experiential relationship with their heart.
storyboard, text, & music by Lia Pas
some text from Gray’s Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray. 27th Edition, 1938
camera & lighting by John Thronberg
audio recording & mixing at Froghappy Studios, Saskatoon, by Gilles Zolty
copyright 2009 by Lia Pas
Printed in a limited edition by Plainclothes Press (2010)
Ed and Lia Pas have collaboratively created the tale of an uncanny being. Lia’s sound-influenced text and Ed’s surreal drawings recount—with a touch of dark humour—an evocative tale of visceral, organic metamorphosis. An exquisite object, this book includes eighteen colour images with integrated text, printed on cotton rag paper and bound in a Japanese style with waxed linen thread.
Art and design by Ed Pas. Text by Lia Pas.
what is this place we have come to
The poems in what is this place we have come to are soft incantations, wisps of song and dull-throated sighs. They are whispers, and mantras, made by the wind, or by the narrator’s breath — her inspiration, her delivery of life. In between are the fables and the paean of myth that set a narrative framework behind this ethereal coda. (from book jacket)
Published by Thistledown Press New Leaf Editions, 2003.
$10.00 CAN. 65 pages.
Available from amazon.ca
In vicissitudes Lia Pas explores the acts of conception and birth as metaphysical and initiatory experiences. Using earth-bound as well as mythical imagery, she charts the steps of a woman on this path of mothering beyond the purely physical. The book is hand bound in linen thread with a handmade Nepalese Lotka paper cover, vellum-like endpapers and textured text pages with some coloured type, and drawings by Lia Pas as well.
Design by Ed Pas and Tanya Norman.
Published by Underwhich Editions in a limited edition of 100 in 2001.
$15.00 CAN. 14 pages.
Available from the author.