Sunday Nov 02, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY 10012
Bowery Books is pleased to invite you to a book release party for
BODY OF WATER by Janet Hamill
Janet Hamill will read and perform with Patti Smith at the Bowery Poetry Club.
A book party for Janet Hamillâ€™s new poetry collection BODY OF WATER (Bowery Books) will be held on Sunday, November 2 at 6 PM, at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, (Between Houston and Bleecker). Patti Smith, who contributed several photographs to the book to illustrate the poems of her life-long friend and mentor, will be on hand to celebrate the release, along with Lenny Kaye from her band.
Advance Praise for Body of Water
â€œ...This book is a romantic, surreal, lyrical Voyage. It twists and turns with the playful tide of poetic vision, enhanced by the delicate measures of Patti Smithâ€™s photography. Kudos all around.â€
â€œReading Janet Hamill now, as I have over the last thirty years, Iâ€™m amazed again at the particulars of the world her poetry makes â€“ a night world, as I read it, peopled with bright creatures & splashes of color, beautiful & terrifying by turns....With this & much more, she has become indispensable.â€
With its unbridled surrealistic, hypnotic imagery, Janet Hamillâ€™s alchemy of language gives us back communion with our souls. With a magicianâ€™s grace she reminds us of the enchantment of our being. Hers is a music both modern and magik.
â€œ...Hamillâ€™s mastery of form and feeling comes together to create a poem that delicately examines celebrity, gallantry, silence, talent, and beauty. Only a poet could do that. Or maybe only Janet Hamill.â€
--Patricia Spears Jones
Bowery Books gratefully acknowledges that this publication is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Bowery Books is a proud member of CLMP.