Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Interview with Ariel Gordon

Babies and Books

“A synopsis (of Hump) would look something like this: Girl meets boy, girl colonizes boy, girl eventually gets knocked up. Baby then colonizes girl and boy (but mostly girl) and also their entire life.”
On the significance of the connection between the book’s title, the poem “Hump” and the collection in its entirety, Gordon notes that she was looking for a title that is a good mouthful.
“(The) word ‘hump,’ with its toothy consonants and that beautiful ‘u,’ seemed to fit the bill. There is more to it than that, however, as the title awakens every meaning of the word. According to Gordon, ‘Hump’ simultaneously invoked (and rhymed with) ‘bump’ (as in baby bump), and the word also describes a mound of earth, or slang for sex."
Read the entire interview at http://uniter.ca/view/4216/