Monday, October 27, 2008

Janet Hamill's BODY OF WATER book release with Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye


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
Sun. Nov. 2
6 p.m.

A book party for Janet Hamill’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

“...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 Smith’s photography. Kudos all around.” 
--Anne Waldman

“Reading Janet Hamill now, as I have over the last thirty years, I’m amazed again at the particulars of the world her poetry makes – 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.”
--Jerome Rothenberg

With its unbridled surrealistic, hypnotic imagery, Janet Hamill’s alchemy of language gives us back communion with our souls. With a magician’s grace she reminds us of the enchantment of our being. Hers is a music both modern and magik. 
--Maureen Owen

“...Hamill’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.”
--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.

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