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Happinesswise

Poems

Jonathan Bennett

9781770414280
144 pages
ECW Press
Overview

- The poems touch on themes of sickness, palliative care, how we cope, and the relationships between parents and children, drawing on Bennett's experience as a parent to an autistic child as well as his work in the hospitals

- The perspectives in the poems shift between the personal, the imagined, and the political

- "Bennett's artistry lies in his ability to create poems that shatter complacency with bricks of loaded language" — Quill & Quire on Civil and Civic
Author Bio

Jonathan Bennett is the author of seven books, including two previous collections of poetry, Civil and Civic and Here is my street, this tree I planted. He is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature. Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney, Australia, Bennett lives in the village of Keene, Ontario.