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Rush Hour

by (author) Catherine Hunter

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Initial publish date
Oct 2000
  • CD-Audio

    Publish Date
    Oct 2000
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Rush Hour is a rivetting collection of spoken word poems written and performed by one of North America’s most powerful new literary voices.

Catherine Hunter was the 1998 winner of the Manitoba Book of the Year for her poetry collection Latent Heat.

Rush Hour includes a “bonus track” recording of the title poem with music accompaniment by the smash hit band The Weakerthans.

About the author

Poet and novelist Catherine Hunter has published three collections of poetry, Necessary Crimes, Lunar Wake, and Latent Heat (which won the Manitoba Book of the Year Award); three thrillers, Where Shadows Burn, The Dead of Midnight, and Queen of Diamonds (Ravenstone Press); the novella In the First Early Days of My Death; and the spoken word CD Rush Hour (Cyclops Press), which includes a bonus track featuring The Weakerthans. Two of her novels have been translated into German. Her essays, reviews, and poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Essays on Canadian Writing, The Malahat Review, West Coast Line, Prairie Fire, CV2, The Echoing Years: Contemporary Poetry from Canada and Ireland, and Best Canadian Poems 2013. She edited Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier, and for ten years she was the editor of The Muses’ Company press. She teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Winnipeg.

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Editorial Reviews

“The true gem on this CD is the second version of the title poem, ‘Rush Hour,’ with musical accompaniment by The Weakerthans. The piece is imbued with an unaccountable energy as if Hunter, like us, is hearing the track for the first time.

It is gripping. The music adds an ethereal dimension that complements the haunting nature of the poem. It makes one wonder how we have dared to listen to poetry without musical accompaniment.”

—The Winnipeg Free Press

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