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Jennifer May Newhook (CA)

Last Hours

Last Hours

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Last Hours is a fast-paced collection of poems about motherhood, Newfoundland, poverty, mortality and the absolute mirth of being alive. Jennifer May Newhook’s voice is unflinchingly unique as she finds joy and humour in the darkest crags of Newfoundland life.  

Last Hours is a propulsive collection of poems that stalks a rocky landscape of racing shadow and volatile sunlight. Equal parts unsettling and celebratory, these poems poise the reader on the unstable hinge that separates joy from sorrow and the mundane from the ethereal. Mining mythos and memory, séance and science, motherhood and mortality, the unforgettable cast of characters that populate these poems are vividly rendered and tempered with wry humour. From the frustrated musings of Selene, Goddess of the Moon, the formulas of Fibonacci, and that mesmerizing Queen of the Grade Five classroom, Wanda Whalen, to the enigmatic Umma Mumma Man, eternally roaming 1980s Rabbittown with his dented shoeshine box, these poems dive deep into our unavoidable past even as they surface, striving for an unknowable future. Battered by the powerful currents of the North Atlantic but grounded firmly in the coastal landscape of the island of Newfoundland, Jennifer May Newhook’s diverse debut pulls the reader out on a powerful riptide of imagining, anchored by pure sonic force.

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Jennifer May Newhook is an award winning writer with current practice in short- and long-form narrative fiction, dramatic script, and poetry. Her work appears in literary journals and publications nationally and internationally. She has recently completed her first novel The Gulch, and is currently researching the second, Maggot Beach. Jennifer lives in downtown St. John's NL (Ktaqmkuk) with her partner and four children.

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