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Emma Walton Hamilton / Door to Door

Door to Door

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A beautiful book-length sonnet comprised of forty-nine poems, exploring life in all of its phases.

Door to Door is a celebration of accident and grace in a world where wonder is too often supplanted by obligation. This collection of poems is split into four parts roughly corresponding to the author’s life phases, touching on her experiences of childhood, family, motherhood, and aging, as well as her reflections on art, love, loss, and the mysteries of the natural world.

Award-winning, best-selling author Emma Walton Hamilton’s love of language is evident throughout; her voice is playful, at times reverential, and always interested in the magic and imagery of the subjects she tackles.

“I don’t just want to read poems like this, I want to read essays about poems like this, I want to see the cinema, the photography, the paintings that poems like this could inspire… Remarkable!” – Raymond Antrobus, poet, 2021 Bridport International Poetry Prize Judge

“Emma Walton Hamilton’s Door to Door contains an exuberant range of poetic forms and structures and with it her willingness to try just about anything. Her range of subjects is also impressive.” – Billy Collins, US Poet Laureate

“Walton Hamilton wears her yoke lightly, her poems immersed and persistently optimistic about the constraints of familiarity . . . But even into the deepest crevasse “drops a seed / of hope,” and out of the rift comes poetry” – Julie Sheehan

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Andrews McMeel Publishing




Published = English, Original Language = English, Unknown = English