Love Will Burst Into a Thousand Shapes

September 29, 2014|
Love Will Burst Into a Thousand Shapes by Jane Eaton Hamilton
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Art, children, marriage, breaking, rejoicing. Love is a many-branched tree and in Hamilton's newest poetry collection, her third, it's autumn or winter, the winds are kicking up and branches are flying everywhere - bursting into a thousand shapes. Or maybe it's Hamilton's heart that explodes into many dimensions. Tender, furious, grief-stricken, witty, urbane, elegiac, political, personal, erotic - these poems are all those things. Hamilton can't stop loving big no matter how chancy itis. All these shapes lend raw material for a poem: Mothers lose their babies. A boy loses his leg to war. A girl hides from serial killer Richard Speck. A virgin gets pregnant. A partner mourns a death at Walkerton. Women tumble into love, celebratory and foolhardy. Frank and elemntal, LOVE WILL BURST INTO A THOUSAND SHAPES reminds us that life is worth everything we can throw at it. "LOVE WILL BURST INTO A THOUSAND SHAPES is jazzy and engaging. Hamilton proves herself to be a real wordsmith, with a trickster's soul and a heart as big as New Mexico. The poems are enlightening, risky, rough, funny as hell, and ultimately very moving." - Barry Dempster
Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of seven books of fiction and poetry. Her book JULY NIGHTS was shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes and her book HUNGER was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award. BODY RAIN, her first book of poetry, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award, and her chapbook, GOING SANTA FE, won the League of Canadian...
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Title:Love Will Burst Into a Thousand ShapesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 7.9 X 5.4 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 7.9 X 5.4 X 0.3 inPublished:September 29, 2014Publisher:CAITLIN PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927575575

ISBN - 13:9781927575574

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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