Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart

By (author): Beatriz Hausner

Juxtaposing the diction of surrealism with Ovid, Callimachus, and popular music—punk and new wave—the poems in Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart concern themselves with various aspects of Eros.

From wistful romance to explicit sex, these poems are inspired by the troubadour poets of Provence and Italy, and invoke such historical figures as the Byzantine Empress Theodora and her husband, Emperor Justinian, not to mention the Countess of Dia—Beatriz—a major poet of the troubadour tradition; these are Hausner’s “alter voices,” expressing permutations of presence, absence, conquest, and loss.

Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart reaches back through the millenia to create an unexpected, unconventional, and contemporary exploration of one of humanity’s oldest pleasures.


Beatriz Hausner

BEATRIZ HAUSNER was born in Chile and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was a teenager. She is the author of many poetry books, including She Who Lies Above, Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart, and Enter the Raccoon. Her writing has been published widely and her books have been published internationally and translated into several languages, including her native Spanish, French, Dutch, and Greek. Hausner, who is trilingual, served three terms as President of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada and was Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission. She was also a founding publisher of Quattro Books. Hausner lives in Toronto.


“The rituals of this text scale mountain ranges and swim the depths of oceans, then burst forward into swirling dances of tongues, of language and sex, ecstatic and celebratory.” —Aaron Tucker, author of Irresponsible Mediums

“Elegant, thirsty and visionary poems, echoing with song. Hausner works at the height of her clairaudient powers, depicting the beloved ‘shackled to strange furniture’ to satisfy a relentless, engulfing, transhistorical love.” —Tamara Faith Berger, author of Queen Solomon

“In Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart, Beatriz Hausner fingers and tongues a history of eroticism, tracing the transformative power of sexuality while planting a poetic heart in your mouth.” —Karl Jirgens, Editor, Rampike


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112 Pages
8.00in * 6.00in * .25in


April 16, 2020


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POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica

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