Reimer Writes
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My Heart is a Rose Manhattan

My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan is a darkly humorous book about grief and isolation. Cutting yet tender, sorrowful yet angry, these poems touch on death and loss, architecture, alcohol, horse statues, and catalogues of life. Addicted to social media and simultaneously well-versed in feminist theory, My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan “subvert[s] the literary industrial complex,” but it also crashes in like the Kool-Aid meme with all-caps non sequiturs and “overdrawn affluenza.” Pull up a chair, get a drink – a rose manhattan, a quartz gimlet, or a gourmet ginger ale, if you prefer. A rose is a rose is a Rose Manhattan.

  ISBN : 9781772012248 |  paperback / softback  Talonbooks, 2019  Buy online via Talonbooks.

ISBN: 9781772012248 | paperback / softback
Talonbooks, 2019
Buy online via Talonbooks.

 Artist Sean Michael Taal gets up close and personal with My Heart

Artist Sean Michael Taal gets up close and personal with My Heart

an existential reaction to city and state, told with a heaping dollop of fugue and refrain

an existential reaction to city and state, told with a heaping dollop of fugue and refrain

Micheline Maylor, Quill & Quire

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Performance at 2019 Pony Cabaret. Photo by Joanne Gervais.

Performance at 2019 Pony Cabaret. Photo by Joanne Gervais.

Kelowna, B.C.

Performance at 2019 Pony Cabaret. Photo by Joanne Gervais.

Performance at 2019 Pony Cabaret. Photo by Joanne Gervais.

Kelowna, B.C.

darkly funny by not shying away from how unfunny death can be

darkly funny by not shying away from how unfunny death can be

Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press

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