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Hump is a mash-up of pregnancy-and-mothering poems and urban/nature/love poems that functions as an anti-sentiment manifesto from Winnipeg writer Ariel Gordon. Month by month, stanza by stanza, Gordon attempts to adequately represent the wonder and devilment of being-with-child. Hump is a love poem written simultaneously to a father and child, to a lover and the glimmer in...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by Palimpsest Press
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I liked the humour in this collection, and the intersection between the natural world and the urban world. I also liked the love that the poet showed for her child and partner. Her use of words was fun, and the imagery was great.

(I have a hard time writing about poetry collections, especially if I know the author.)
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Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her first book of poetry, Hump (Palimpsest Press, 2010), won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, and her second, Stowaways, was launched in spring 2014. She recently won Kalamalka Press' inaugural John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.
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