Eaton Hamilton

the problem with being trans is cis people. The problem with being queer is straight people. The problem with being disabled is abled people. The problem with being Black is white people. In other words, prejudice.

Méira Cook asks me questions about “allergy”

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sketch Jane Eaton Hamilton 2006

I once wrote a long poem, “allergy,” about serial murderer Ted Bundy from his (imagined) mother’s perspective.  It was included in my first book of poetry from Brick Books called “Body Rain” in 1991.   The excellent poet Méira Cook, whose new book out from Brick Books this spring, 2015, is the intriguingly-titled “Monologue Dogs,” and I had a conversation about “allergy” last year:

Méira Cook/Jane Eaton Hamilton and allergy

Here is my conversation with Méira about her poem “Adam Father:”

Jane Eaton Hamilton/Méira Cook and Adam Father

Celebrate! We gonna have a good time! Amber Dawn glosas!

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I am a fan of Amber Dawn’s writing and I hope to interview her for the site before too long.  In the meantime, let’s take notice of the launch of her new book!  Here is an excerpt from Plenitude Magazine where she glosas one of my poems.  My poem reads just like notes, and Amber Dawn’s continuation is a work of stunning clarity, surprise and resonance.  I have always been resistant to form poetry, but it is works like this, that speak to my community, my people, that convince me that it is not the play but the player that matters.

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