Jane Eaton Hamilton

"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. We must always take sides. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." — Elie Wiesel

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Dionne Brand: Writing Against Tyranny and Toward Liberation

Dionne Brand

In this talk and reading at Barnard College, the Canadian poet, speaks to our questing, wanting hearts.

“I don’t believe in the notion of justice, since it presumes a state of affairs that is somehow formerly good but for certain anomalies is legitimate. In our case, I think that we live in a state of tyranny and to ask a tyranny to dismantle itself, to claim, to ask for, to invoke justice is to present our bodies, already consigned in that tyranny to the status of non-being, to ask that tyranny to bring us into being and that is impossible and it won’t.” -Dionne Brand

This talk is an excerpt from “Poetics of Justice: A Conversation Between Claudia Rankine and Dionne Brand,” part of the series Caribbean Feminisms.

Dionne Brand: Writing Against Tyranny and Toward Liberation

 

27 Books Every Person In Any Country Should Read

…but especially if you’re attending one of the hundreds of Women’s Marches around the world this weekend. Or should I say especially if you’re not?

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“These novels, essay collections, memoirs, histories, and more will help you understand why there is no feminism without intersectionality, why we should remember our history before we repeat it, and why Roe v. Wade is a lot more tenuous than you might think.” -Doree Shafrir

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Smiley

It won’t get you through the rub of the season, darlings, but here, allow me to purr at you a little.  A reading of “Smiley” the 2014 CBC Literary Award winner, as recorded by Anne Malcolm, Montreal, 2014:

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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.

Montreal on Saturday

Just a reminder that I’ll be reading at Blue Metropolis in Montreal on Saturday May 3, 2014.  Also, there’s an award ceremony for my and Sarah Desrosiers’ CBC short fiction wins (English/French) afterwards; please RSVP to the CBC.

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