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Emergency Hallelujah

by (author) Jason Heroux

Mansfield Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2008
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    Nov 2008
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Jason Heroux is the author of four books of poetry: Memoirs of an Alias (2004); Emergency Hallelujah (2008); Natural Capital (2012) and Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines (2016). He is also the author of three novels: Good Evening, Central Laundromat (2010); We Wish You a Happy Killday (2014) and Amusement Park of Constant Sorrow (2018).Born in Montreal, Jason came to Kingston in 1990 to attend Queen's University and has lived there ever since. Translated into French, Italian, and Arabic, his poetry has been featured in several anthologies, including Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets, and Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, 2011 and 2016, and has appeared in magazines and journals in Canada, the U.S, Belgium, France, and Italy. Jason holds a BA degree from Queen's University, and was a finalist for the 2018 ReLit Novel Award. He works at ServiceOntario, and lives with his wife Soheir, and their three cats, Akira, Pablo, and Neruda. He was the Poet Laureate for the City of Kingston from 2019 to 2022.

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Editorial Reviews

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)

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