Heart Video Poem

Heart Video Poem

Heart

a video poem

The poem, “Heart”, was written over a period of time that began with a diagnosis of a blocked aorta, followed by a series of strokes that ended with my mother leaving us behind to the unforgiving winter.  I shared unforgettable moments with her during these years, and afterwards, awash in loss, I was able to find precious moments with her again while I painted her long into the night. 

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.

Guernica Editions’ virtual fall launch

Guernica Editions’ virtual fall launch

Every day during #GuernicaVirtualLaunch we’ll be introducing a new author and book from our Fall 2020 list. Content can be viewed across all our social media — Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
A Map of Rain Days by Jennifer Hosein will be introduced on Friday, September 11th at 12 noon.
✨ We’re offering FREE SHIPPING on all our Fall 2020 books! Email michaelmirolla@guernicaeditions.com to purchase ✨
Each purchase made between September 1st – 9th will be considered in the draw for Guernica’s Virtual Launch Prize + Guernica tote bag.
Winners will be announced during our (free) Launch Closing Party
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH at 3:30 PM | Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88652986577
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