About the Book
Necessary Crimes is Catherine Hunter’s first poetry collection.
News & Reviews
“Necessary Crimes establishes a precedent, a place of origins-quick keen lines and resonating paradoxes of fear and joy, gritty textures and magic, presence and absence.” —Prairie Fire
“Her poetry is a rough caress of words: palm, fingers, tips, running lightly over the erect down on our skin, the caressing hand thickened with effort, self-denial, and disappointment. A submissive eroticism blended with an unyielding vision of the unreasonableness of the world.” —Zygote
About the Author
Catherine Hunter is a poet, novelist, editor, critic, and professor of English and creative writing at the University of Winnipeg. Hunter is the author of several collections of poetry, including Exposed, Necessary Crimes, Latent Heat, and St. Boniface Elegies. Her novels include After Light, The First Early Days of My Death, Queen of Diamonds, The Dead of Midnight and Where Shadows Burn.