GOD was right

Ugly Duckling Presse, November 2018

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God Was Right collects poems that take the form of arguments, essays, and letters. The title poem argues that God was right to make us love cats (and then watch them die); another categorizes the way women like to be kissed; one proposes a sex ed that takes into account persuasion and pleasure; another argues men should write bad poetry; a letter tries to make friendship about love; a five-paragraph essay tries to disarm heartbreak via analysis; etc. These poems/essays are hyperbolic attempts to write something adequate to a feeling.

PRESS

INTERVIEW |Triangle House REview

REVIEW | The Arkansas International

REVIEW | Luna Luna

LIST | Tarpaulin Sky

List | Literary Hub

Finalist | 2018 Bisexual Book Awards (Poetry)

I love this book.
—STACY SZYMASZEK

Hamilton’s poems drop [Plato’s] philosophical tradition straight into the abyss.
—CRAIG DWORKIN

CONTENTS

EXPOSITORY WRITING ON SOME KISSES . . . 9

PERSUASIVE ESSAY FOR SEX ED . . . 15

ESSAY ON BAD WRITING . . . 25

ATTEMPT TO BE ADEQUATE TO THE EXPERIENCE OF LOVING AN ANIMAL ... 39

MEMO ON TWO POSSIBLE CONDITIONS FOR OUR MARRIAGE . . . 65

FIVE-PARAGRAPH ESSAY ON THIRD HEARTBREAK . . . 69

EPISTOLARY ROMANCE ON LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP . . . 77

2ND ESSAY ON BAD WRITING . . . 87

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FATNESS . . . 99

ON SECOND TAKES . . . 109

GOD WAS RIGHT. ... 123

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS . . . 139