A Grain of Rice - Reviewed by Michael Dennis
" Evelyn Lau is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver, she has won the Milton Acorn People's Poet Award, the Pat Lowther Award, a National Magazine Award and her work has been selected for both Best American Poetry and Best Canadian Poetry anthologies.
A Grain of Rice is Lau's sixth book of poetry and that experience shows. There are no elaborate fireworks or highly emotive drama in these poems - instead, I would suggest there is a quiet, firm elegance. Lau is constantly adding light with stunning language to a pallet immersed in grief."