Sara Harms said "Have a candy bowl. And broadsheets on pretty paper."
Andrea Ledding said "Have a t-shirt made that says 'I'll punch you if you don't buy this book.'"
Andris Taskans said "Do your signing from the back of a camel."
So here we are.
I'm doing a pre-Xmas signing at McNally Robinson. WITH a big bowl of chocolates, some artfully laid out broadsheets, and perhaps a witty t-shirt.
And while I'm short on dromedaries, I'll sign your hump if you've got one.
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Ariel Gordon - Book Signing
When: Thursday Dec 16 2010 4:00-7:00 pm
Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park) by the Cash Desk
Hump (Palimpsest Press, 2010) is a mash-up of pregnancy-and-mothering poems and urban/nature/love poems that functions as an anti-sentiment manifesto from Winnipeg writer Ariel Gordon. Month by month, stanza by stanza, Gordon attempts to represent adequately the wonder and devilment of being with child. Hump is a love poem written to a father and child, to a lover with a glimmer in his eye, and to a city that is gritty and faded but still greener than most.
Ariel Gordon is a writer whose first book of poetry, Hump, was published in spring 2010. How to Prepare for Flooding, a collaboration with designer Julia Michaud, is forthcoming from JackPine Press in 2011. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.