Audio Online:

Smiley, CBC, short fiction, 2014

various, mostly poems, various years, Soundcloud

interview and sample of short fiction “Smiley”, North by Northwest, CBC

poems, 2011, Brick Books


Selected Texts Online:

Spontaneous Combustion, The Rumpus, 2018

Skinning the Rabbit, The Sun, 2017

Stitches of Love: Photographing Deceased Neonates, Catapult, 2018

Weekend Jane Eaton Hamilton SAMPLE


Ntozake Shange: My Literary Mother, MGM, March 2017

Am I Too Embarrassed to Save My Life, NY Times, 2017

Would You Like a Little Gramma On Those? Joyland, 2016

Infarct, I Did, Rumpus, essay, 2016

Social Discourse, 1944, Missouri Review, print 2003, online 2015

Cripples, story, Manifest Station, 2015

Things That Didn’t Happen, essay, Manifest Station, 2014

Smiley, short fiction, CBC Canada Writes, 2014;

Smiley, En Route, short fiction, April 2014

Bird Nights, short fiction, Numero Cinq, 2012

What Kept Me Together After the Divorce, essay, Salon, 2011

RPO, poems

Canadian Poetry Online, poems

Kindly use attribution and link to my site if you use my work. I would appreciate it if you dropped me a line about what you used it for, too.



Here is a reading of “Smiley,” which won the 2014 CBC contest (fiction):

Smiley by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“The Lost Boy” was the first prize winner in the CBC Literary Awards in 2003.  It’s about the uneasy relationship between a child and her mom during the internment.  (I am now working on a novel based on this story, also called “The Lost Boy”):

The Lost Boy by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“Territory” was the first prize winner in This Magazine’s short fiction contest.  It’s about a woman leaving her husband for another woman:

Territory by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“Hunger” won the Paragraph Erotic Fiction Prize and was reprinted in my book “Hunger.”  It’s about a lesbian street kid who falls in love with an older woman:

Hunger by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“Sperm King” won the Prism International Short Fiction Award.

Sperm King by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“Easter” is short fiction, quite short.  Truth:  An old woman lit her wheelchair-bound husband on fire for eating her chocolate Easter bunny.  The rest is made up.

Easter by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“The Arrival of Horses,” a short fiction that first appeared in Seventeen Magazine, and later reprinted in my collection “July Nights,” concerns a family caught up in the on-going battle between ranchers and the BLM over wild horses.

The Arrival of Horses by Jane Eaton Hamilton


“Salt” is an essay about a second-trimester abortion I had as a teen.  Trigger Warning.  This piece first appeared in So to Speak, a Feminist Journal.

Salt by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“21 Questions” is an often reprinted article I wrote on same-sex marriage in the mid-90s.

21 Questions by Jane Eaton Hamilton


“Love Canal” is about the toxic waste in the town of the same name in NY State in the 70s.  Currently, Canada is importing and incinerating toxic waste from the site. From “Body Rain,” Brick Books:

Love Canal by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“Eclosure” is a lesbian love/sex poem and appears in my new book “Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes,” Caitlin Press:

Eclosure by Jane Eaton Hamilton

“Woman with a Mango” is a poem from the perspective of Etta Cone, an art collector from Boston I believe fell in love with Gertrude Stein and was ousted by Alice’s arrival.  From “Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes,” Caitlin Press, which can be purchased at or any independent bookstore:

Woman With A Mango by Jane Eaton Hamilton


My memoir, variously titled “Mondays are Yellow, Sundays are Grey” or “No More Hurt” (ebury/Random, UK) appeared on the Guardian’s Best Books of the Year list and was a Sunday Times bestseller.  It’s available as an ebook here:

No More Hurt excerpt by Jane Eaton Hamilton writing as Ellen Prescott