Enjoy It While It Hurts
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About the Author
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.
"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