My Heart Is a Rose ManhattanFront Cover

ISBN: 9781772012248 | paperback / softback

$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2019
5.5 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012248 | Rights: WORLD

My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan is a darkly humorous book about grief and isolation. Cutting yet tender, sorrowful yet angry, these poems touch on death and loss, architecture, alcohol, horse statues, and catalogues of life. Addicted to social media and simultaneously well-versed in feminist theory, My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan “subvert[s] the literary industrial complex,” but it also crashes in like the Kool-Aid meme with all-caps non sequiturs and “overdrawn affluenza.” Pull up a chair, get a drink – a rose manhattan, a quartz gimlet, or a gourmet ginger ale, if you prefer. A rose is a rose is a Rose Manhattan.

"My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan... is an existential reaction to city and state, told with a heaping dollop of fugue and refrain."—Quill & Quire

"[My Heart is a Rose Manhattan is] darkly funny by not shying away from how unfunny death can be"—Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press

By Nikki Reimer

Nikki Reimer is a carbon-based life form residing on the Traditional Territories of the Treaty 7 people of Southern Alberta (Calgary). Reimer writes poetry, non-fiction, and criticism, organizes in community, yells on the internet, and makes digital art. Her books of poetry include My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan and DOWNVERSE (Talonbooks), as well as [sic] (Frontenac House), which was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

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