An astonishing, inventive new collection of poems from the author of Rotten Perfect Mouth.
Includes the poem “Bonedog” featured in the film I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Deeply attuned to the cadence of life, the poems in The Natural Hustle offer provocative, intimate snapshots. They explore the bewildering experience of living—precisely locating unexpected truths. Ingenious, original, surprising, here is a one-of-a-kind poetic voice.
EVA H.D. is the author of Rotten Perfect Mouth, Light Wounds (with photographer Kendall Townend), and the short film Jackals & Fireflies.
Praise for Eva H.D. and The Natural Hustle
“Eva H.D. uses an economy of words to suggest an entire world of light and darkness, of longing and pain and beauty. Her poetry reminds me to look at small things: the ripple of water in a pond, the colour of a blue spruce right before sunrise, the quiet despair in the eyes of a person I pass on the street, the texture of the lime green chewing gum I stepped on while looking at the quiet despair in the eyes of that person I passed on the street.” —CHARLIE KAUFMAN, author of Antkind
, writer/director of Synecdoche, New York
“Eva H.D. [is] a poet of extraordinary merit and ability, and an artist of the first order.” —Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Homeland Elegies
“Eva is an extraordinary pirate queen who is restlessly on a quest to swim in the unchartered moments that often are hidden within the habitual monotony of the everyday.” —Jessie Buckley