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WE WERE ETERNAL AND GIGANTIC
by Evelyn Hampton


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5.5x7.5 | Saddlestitched | 32 pg
First printing: April 2010, 75 numbered copies
Second printing: September 2010


DESCRIPTION

A collection of prose and poetry from Evelyn Hampton.

What do you do when there’s a shape in you the size of your body? When some haircuts are wolverine kits and some cling to bulwarks? When you want to be more sincere but the economy says NO / EAT MORE? Doesn’t husband sound like has-been? Maybe you are in love with the one who took a sun fish from your mom’s aquarium. Maybe in America, the male lead has lost his really great mustard-colored slacks. Remember: when the world is too much with you, the world can can still look white from the air.

Cover design by Bryan Coffelt

DESCRIPTION

Evelyn Hampton is the author of Discomfort (a book of stories), Seven Touches of Music, and MADAM. Sometimes she teaches writing classes for Frequency in Providence, RI. She also writes and edits for businesses and people. She lives in Oregon.

EXCERPTS

"Adored, Or Red" in Pindeldyboz
"I Am a Lion Birthing a Kitten" in NOÖ Journal
"Slippery Handles" in juked

REVIEWS

by Andy Linker at Outside of a Dog: "I found myself rereading passage after passage just to savor the highly original wordplay going on here frequently reaching the end of a poem or story with a big smile on my face wanting only to start over again."

by Jack Boettcher at Dropperbomber: "A fabulous prose-and-poetry chapbook ..."

by Cami Park at Mungo: "I’ve been over my copy several times, and each time find something new to appreciate and wonder over."

by Molly Gaudry at Big Other: "I feel like hanging out with Evelyn would be peaceful. I would like to touch her typewriter."

AROUND THE INTERNET

Kevin Sampsell, editor of Future Tense Books: "This is the kind of book that will make your head spin. A great mix of surreal imagery and lackadaisical melancholy. Magic Helicopter does it again."

Chris Bowen, editor of Burning River Press: "This book, like its cover, roars. The writing is proud, bold and a good mixture of Hampton’s abilities."



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