Guernica Editions: Nature, Healing, and Community;
For the 4th episode of Poets’ 5 a 7, Guernica Editions brought Jennifer Hosein, and Tyler Pennock, for a conversation about poetry, imagery, process, and connection. Jennifer read from her recent release, A Map of Rain Days (2020), while Tyler read from Bones. They also engage in an illuminating conversation …
About A Map of Rain Days:
Guernica Editions: A Map of Rain Days invites us into the liminal between the nights and the “too-bright days.” The author navigates a life felt full on, inhabiting all its beauty and shadows — the “slap-tumble” of sex, “the mean streets of the suburbs,” “the swill and gore” of youth. Interwoven into this life are the realities of racism, addiction, suicide, rape, and death. And then clarity ensues.
“[Jennifer] has commanded all of her artistic experience into verse, illuminating the sorrow of loss, the physical ecstasy of love, the horror of abuse, and the strength to heal and make peace with happiness […]”Brandon Pitts, author of Tender in the Age of Fury and In the Company of Crows
“These haunting poems become like “sparks” that “consume … a forest” of contemplation on the ways a life of a contemporary woman is composed. This is a collection to savour.”Brenda Clews, author of Tidal Fury and Fugue in Green