Come meet Ariel Gordon on Thursday, December 16 at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Avenue.
In addition to signing her latest book Hump from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Ariel will have a BIG bowl of candy, a few broadsheets, and a hopeful expression.
So, whether you're in it for the fistfuls of chocolate, the up-close-and-personal heckling, or because you really desperately need a SIGNED copy of the book for your second cousin twice removed, she'll be happy to see you.
And if you have a hump, she'll sign it.
Hump is a mash-up of pregnancy/mothering poems and urban/nature/love poems that functions as an anti-sentiment manifesto. Gordon attempts to represent adequately the wonder and devilment of being with child.
Hump is a love poem written to a father and a child, to a lover with a glimmer in his eye, and to a city that is gritty and faded but still greener than most.