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.

Tag: Kitty Lewis

Brick Books, the sung heroes of Canpoetics

Celebrating Canadian Poets at the celebrated Brick Books is coming to an end, but I’ll bet if you wrote something about a Canadian poet–a line, a paragraph, a review, an anecdote–Kitty Lewis, the general manager, would still welcome it. You don’t have to be Canadian, but the poet you mention does.

Brick Books

Right now, Brick Books is celebrating the release of Barry Dempster’s 15th book of poetry called DISTURBING THE BUDDHA. See an interview here.

The very very very last call for Celebration of Canadian poetry project at Brick Books!

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This is the very last call for articles for our Celebration of Canadian poetry project. If you have been wanting to write something but thought you had missed the deadline, you still have time…
The Celebration of Canadian poetry now has 271 articles posted and has continued into 2016. The articles are written by poets, publishers, novelists, musicians, politicians, readers – a real variety of articles and very interesting reading. Have a look…

If you would like to write something about a Canadian poet that you admire – a sentence, a paragraph, a page… whatever is feasible for you – please contact Kitty Lewis at to ask for more details.

I am hoping to stretch this project through the month of June – but only if I receive enough articles.

There is no restriction on who you can write about – it doesn’t have to be a Brick Books author; you can write about someone who has already been presented; living or dead; known or unknown… You can write about a particular poem that you admire. This is a wide-open celebration of Canadian poetry.

If you can send me something by May 15th, that would be wonderful. Send it to Kitty Lewis at


The number of visits to our website has increased 50% compared to our visits in 2014. So I know that people are reading the articles each week.

Brick Books launch

Two nights at Cottage Bistro this week for poetry.  Mmm.  Terrific way to finish National Poetry Month.  The other night, it was 8 area poets for the Vancouver Literary Press Group NPM readings, and tonight, the Brick Books spring launch line-up, with Arleen Paré, Jane Munro, Joanna Lilley & Karen Enns.  Good also to catch up with the fabulous Kitty Lewis, whom I’ve known since before I published my first Brick book in I think ’91.  Thanks, peeps, for writing (and reading) so very well.   We can all go to sleep tonight knowing that many things, indeed, are right with the world.



I read from my collection, Body Rain (Brick Books)

Me on You Tube reading from her poetry collection, Body Rain, Brick Books. 

I Read for my Brick Books…

You Tube reading from Steam-Cleaning Love by Jane Eaton Hamilton

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