Guernica Launch Closing Party, September, 2020

Guernica Launch Closing Party, September, 2020

Guernica Launch Closing Party

On September 13, 2020, the authors launched by Guernica Editions in September got to read from their books at the virtual closing party. (You can find me at 18:00 minutes into the video.)

 

Review of A Map of Rain Days by Ivy Reiss of The Artis Magazine

Review of A Map of Rain Days by Ivy Reiss of The Artis Magazine

Jennifer Hosein’s poetry is relevant, emotional, evocative, and beautiful. Jennifer’s poetry shows us what it’s like to be a person of colour in Canada without allowing identity to overshadow poetic craft. Her work combines the power of short story with the music of poetry, invoking the ubiquitous human experiences of losing people we love and finding our place in the world. Jennifer Hosein’s debut collection A Map of Rain Days at once illustrates the commonality and alienation that is characteristic of contemporary existence. We know Jennifer as a visual artist, now it is time to meet her as a poet.

—Ivy Reiss, The Artis magazine, Sept 02nd 2020.

Brandon Pitts’ recommendation for A Map of Rain Days

Brandon Pitts’ recommendation for A Map of Rain Days

I’ve decided to break my long social media silence to share this with you because poetic masterpieces are rare. A poet is lucky to have even one in a career. The first poem, “I Love You”, in @jennifer.hosein_poet.painter first collection of poems, “A Map Of Rain Days,” is quite a masterpiece. Each time I’ve been exposed to it, I’ve experienced it with awe, joy, and envy. Envy because I wish I had written it.
As for the rest of the collection, it is extremely consistent in its strength. Each poem is perfectly executed, and is a testament to the poet’s talent. Guernica has done a fine job in presenting this exceptional artist’s poetic statement for mass consumption. Buy this book!
 
       — Brandon Pitts, author of Tender in the Age of Fury and In the Company of Crows, September 2, 2020
Connection is Key interview, September 2, 2020

Connection is Key interview, September 2, 2020

Author ​Interview on ThatChannel.com

My first book interview! Bhupinder Gill interviewed me on September 2, the day after my book, A Map of Rain Days, was launched, for her show, Connection is Key, on ThatChannel.com.

A MAP OF RAINS DAYS virtual launch video

A MAP OF RAINS DAYS virtual launch video

A Map of Rain Days virtual book launch, September 1, 2020

I am thrilled to announce that my collection of poetry, A Map of Rain Days, published by Guernica Editions, launches online today!