December 14, 2010
Ariel Gordon: Signing Her Hump
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.