Enjoy It While It Hurts

By JonArno Lawson

Enjoy It While It Hurts
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Winner of the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry

Enjoy It While It Hurts is an edifying miscellany of quarrelsome quips, holiday oddities, benevolent advice, curious thoughts and comically apocalyptic melancholia. This delightful collection of light ... Read more


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Winner of the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry

Enjoy It While It Hurts is an edifying miscellany of quarrelsome quips, holiday oddities, benevolent advice, curious thoughts and comically apocalyptic melancholia. This delightful collection of light verse and nonsense poetry written and illustrated by the award-winning, multitalented JonArno Lawson keeps alive the traditions of Edward Gorey, Shel Silverstein and Hilaire Belloc. Erudite, witty and wholly original, Lawson's wordplay is serious business.

JonArno Lawson

JonArno Lawson is the award-winning author of numerous books of poetry for children and adults, including Black Stars in a White Night Sky, A Voweller's Bestiary and Think Again. A two-time winner of the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Children's Poetry, he lives in Toronto with his wife and children.

Reviews

"Enjoy it While it Hurts is a delight and a great introduction to Lawson?s talent and breadth of style. Not quite comedy and not quite tragedy but somewhere in between, this book reveals his unique relationship with life and all the people in it with our awesome, heart-breaking, perplexing ways. Oh, humanity. " - ARC Poetry Magazine

"Lawson?s reading was one of the most inspiring and educational moments of the festival for me, because it shook up my notions of how a book has to look if it wants to see print nowadays. " - Sarah Henstra

"The night?s host Paul Vermeersch described Lawson as the Shel Silverstein of the new generation. .. I was delighted to find that Lawson is continuing the tradition of illustrated poetry that is as philosophical as it is whimsical. " - Town Crier

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