About the author
Jason Heroux is the author of two novels, Good Evening, Central Laundromat (shortlisted for the 2011 RELIT Novel award), and We Wish You a Happy Killday, and four poetry collections, Memoirs of an Alias, Emergency Hallelujah, Natural Capital (shortlisted for the 2013 RELIT Poetry award), and most recently Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines (Mansfield Press, 2016). His poetry has appeared in chapbooks and magazines in Canada, the US, Belgium, France, and Italy, and is featured in the anthologies Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and 2011 and 2016. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
Walking out your door each morning to a world not quite as you expect it, and then walking back inside each evening to a world not quite as you expect it Ñ that's the effect of reading Emergency Hallelujah, as though everything has shifted an inch to the left. There's nothing expected about Jason Heroux's world: it's fresh, complex, uncanny, playful, threatening, and real. His wide-awake mini-fables will enter your dreams.Ó (Roo Borson)