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.
Catherine Hunter teaches English at the University of Winnipeg. In addition to her previous thrillers, Where Shadows Burn and The Dead of Midnight (Ravenstone Press), she has published one spoken word CD, Rush Hour, and three collections of poetry, Necessary Crimes, Lunar Wake, and Latent Heat, for which she received the Manitoba Book of the Year award.
“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