Poetry. "There are also men in the world," Lydia Davis writes: "Sometimes we forget, and think there are only women—endless hills and plains of unresisting women." Diana Hamilton's Make Now chapbook, 23 WOMEN TO KISS BEFORE YOU DIE, agrees with Davis. The book is a collection of four poems about consent, female sexuality, and the quotidian. Hamilton's first book, OKAY, OKAY (Truck Books, 2012) dealt primarily with women crying at work, and two other chapbooks came out in 2014: 1. Universe (Ugly Duckling Presse), a long poem about examples in moral philosophy, and 2. Some Shit Advice (The Physiocrats), in which the speaker provides advice about shitting.
Diana Hamilton is the author of three books—GOD WAS RIGHT (Ugly Duckling Presse), THE AWFUL TRUTH (Golias Books), and Okay, Okay (Truck Books) —and four chapbooks. She writes poetry, fiction, and criticism about style, crying, shit, kisses, dreams, fainting, writing, and re-reading. You can walk through audio recordings of her dreams in the first-person shooter by Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford, Diana Hamilton's Dreams (Gauss PDF). Her poetry and critical writing have also appeared (or are forthcoming) in Works Off Paper (The Printed Room at SALTS), Art in America, Triangle House, Frieze, The Believer, Amodern, Tender, Revue svetovej literatúry, Lambda Literary, Social Text Journal, Bomb, and Prelude, among others. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, and she currently works as the Director of Baruch College's Writing Center.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA