Announcing unmeaningable by Roxanna Bennett
Gordon Hill Press is pleased to announce that our very first title will be unmeaningable, a collection of poetry by Roxanna Bennett, to be released in the fall of 2019.
Roxanna is a poet living with disability in Whitby, Ontario. She is the author of unseen garden (chapbook, knife | fork | book, 2018) and The Uncertainty Principle (Tightrope Books, 2014).
Her poetry has appeared in many magazines, journals, and anthologies, most recently CV2, Grain, Riddle Fence, PRISM International, Plenitude Magazine, and Tim Tim Literary Review.
She says this about unmeaningable – "Welcome to the freak show, where the monster on display is a culture that stigmatizes sickness and a system that shames the sufferer. Behold the wonder of the ages, a human mind in a human body, dissected and displayed for your entertainment. Witness the ritual of surgical sacrifice! Observe the indignity of institutionalization! Be astounded by the indifference of ableism and ignorance! This uncanny collection of “crippled” sonnets features a thrilling display of cannibals, chimeras, and the crucial question: What meaning can be made of a life lived in pain and isolation?"
We think this book has so much to say both as poetry and as social and political commentary, which makes it the perfect title for the inaugural place in our catalogue.
Welcome to Gordon Hill Press, Roxanna.