Jane Eaton Hamilton

"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.” – Lillian Hellman

Reading in Saskatoon tonight/wine and cheese reception

Great reading for the River Volta reading series.  Later today I’ll be launching my new poetry book Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes at McNally Robinson bookstore.  Please join us for a wine and cheese reception at 5 pm:

Oshun House Medspa
912 Idylwyld Drive North

An Evening of Poetry with Jane Eaton Hamilton and Judith Krause

Friday Nov 28 2014 7:00 pm

 

EVENT UPDATE Due to illness, Judith Krause is unable to travel to Saskatoon for this event. Please join us for a solo reading with acclaimed poet, artist and activist Jane Eaton Hamilton.

Dual reading and signing with Jane Eaton Hamilton, author of love will burst into a thousand shapes (Caitlin Press) and Judith Krause, author of Homage to Happiness (Hagios Press)

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 it is.

Losing a flap

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The passengers just had to remove their stilleto heels–and our ties–(such odd requirements) for an emergency landing in Saskatoon after the plane lost one of its flaps. The runway was too short and the plane circled for a long time trying to figure out what to do and to get all the emergency vehicles in place. One possibility was that we might leave the runway. I wrote a last letter to my kids so they’d know I was thinking of them and the new baby. The crew said they would say, “Brace for impact! Brace for impact!” before we hit, but in the end, it was a very smooth and normal landing. I didn’t think it would end for me on a plane in Saskatoon full of hunters, and then it didn’t.

I’m reading at D’Lish Café at 7:30 if y’all want to come out and celebrate being alive with me.

Governor General’s awards, Ottawa

The Governor General Awards, 2014

Folks, it’s wild, it’s weird, it’s true.  Call them the GGGs (the Gay GGs).  Call it “Queering the GGs.”  Whatever you call it, Canada’s queers cleaned up at the GG’s in 2014, with most of the winners queer.  It was incredibly moving to be present the year this happened, and to hear both Candis Graham and Jim Deva’s names mentioned on stage moved me and made me prouder than I can say.  Kids, we queers rock!  Congratulations to all the winners.  I couldn’t have been more thrilled for you.

IMG_9258-1The Tent Room

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Me, with Governor General David Johnstone

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apparently, the above is one of the only paintings of the young Queen Victoria

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