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Sharks Don't Sleep -- the first poetry collection by Eric Hamilton

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The first collection of poems by New Jersey-based writer and performance poet Eric Hamilton.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Eric Hamilton is a deranged artist who paints everything from canvas to freight trains. He also writes poetry and enjoys sharing his spoken word at slams or cafes everywhere from NYC out to LA. He was born and raised in Las Vegas, spent a lot of time living in east Los Angeles, and is now unemployed and attending college as a journalism major in New Jersey, where you can find him at art galleries and coffee shops politicking with the poets, art-fags, and random transient folk. He's a bit of a broken man who receives a lot of undeserved attention from women, smokes cigarettes, and stumbles in and out of short-term relationships looking for love. He spends most of his time waiting for lung cancer and responses from publishers, and has been known to occasionally set fire to a booklet of poems aged with the experience of time.

Materials Used

200gsm cardstock, 80gsm white paper, staples, black ink, ribbon

More Info

Eric Hamilton's work (which draws on influences like Richard Brautigan and Charles Bukowski) can be dark, dirty, unflinching, reckless and rude – also a spoken-word artist, he takes what seem like poems for performance and wrestles them onto the page. The result is a book that crackles with life -- it draws you in, speaks to you directly: questions your morals and sucks you into conversation. These are stories of heartbreak, addiction, misery and loneliness, but also of courage, survival, happiness and hope. With his debut chapbook, Eric has created a fierce, startlingly original collection of pieces which reflect every aspect of what it is to be young in twenty-first century North America – the howling darkness, but also the light.

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Color: Blue

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