The author of the eavestrough diaries is anyone and everyone—it could even be you.
Each line of poetry comes from a different conversation, encountered in public. These lines have been transcribed—verbatim—and creatively re-arranged, restructured, and re-punctuated, to imbue a sense of poetic cohesion. Each word and line is serendipitous in its own way, as they were able to break through the bustle and chatter of everyday life, into the ears of the project’s Eavesdropper-in-chief, Les Mots Manquants.
Les Mots Manquants (from the French: the missing words) is a Vancouver, BC based poet, who works to unravel the depth and truth concerning feelings of nostalgia. Currently a student of History, they began the eavesdrop diaries as a way to tap into the poetic potential of everyday conversations. You may not see them while you’re at the supermarket, you may never meet them in person, but be aware that they are listening for your voice and want to hear everything you have to say.