Steam-Cleaning Love

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J.A. Hamilton distinguished herself with Body Rain (1991) a tough, passionate lyrical book written out of a woman's anger and a woman's love. Steam-Cleaning Love, Hamilton's second book of poetry, is "ginger root tough and jelly edgy"-spicy, sweet, biting; it overwhelms, inundates, the palate. This new book revives the angry, biting, funny, loving, randy voice that won readers to her first volume, but sets that voice in a gentler space. These are passionate poems that celebrate women as friends and lovers, and ...

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Overview

J.A. Hamilton distinguished herself with Body Rain (1991) a tough, passionate lyrical book written out of a woman's anger and a woman's love. Steam-Cleaning Love, Hamilton's second book of poetry, is "ginger root tough and jelly edgy"-spicy, sweet, biting; it overwhelms, inundates, the palate. This new book revives the angry, biting, funny, loving, randy voice that won readers to her first volume, but sets that voice in a gentler space. These are passionate poems that celebrate women as friends and lovers, and the beauty, the delight, the desire of women's bodies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780919626683
  • Publisher: Brick Books Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/1993
  • Series: NFS Canada Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

J.A. Hamilton's first Brick book, Body Rain, was nominated for the Pat Lowther Award (1992); her first book of fiction, July Nights and Other Stories, was runner-up for the VanCity Book Awards and short-listed for the B.C. Book Prize (1992). J.A. Hamilton lives in Vancouver.

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Table of Contents

Blue 11
the body's memory 13
Apology 14
Forecast 15
Barbara's Garden 17
Berkeley Fire 18
Thank You 19
Adoption 20
Silver Pennies 21
Steam-Cleaning Love 23
The Interrogation of Senses 24
Entering 25
Kiss 27
Orange You 28
Recreation: First Night 31
bungee jumping 32
Jitterbug 33
Equinox 34
The Proposal 39
Panic Attack 40
February 14 41
Honey 42
Hallowe'en 43
Seaweed 45
Sturdies Bay, Galiano Island 46
Village Bay, Mayne Island 47
Otter Bay, Pender Island 48
Panic Attack: Granville Street 49
Dew-Point 50
I Love You Wildly 52
Air, I Am Air 53
Listen 54
Language Is a Globe in My Throat 55
Musician 57
Striped Cat 58
Athens at Least 59
Silences 60
Division 61
In My Mind, Cleanly 63
Paint in Tins 65
Love, that old means-everything 67
Immaculata 68
Terra Incognita 71
Lockjaw 73
Gambling 74
Aflame 75
Salt Tongues 76
Sky 77
Trash 79
Rising 80
Horseshoes 81
Ladder 83
The Pause Between Us 84
Across Horizons 86
Appropriation 87
Jericho 88
Paper and Ink 89
Elemental 91
Notes 93
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