RUSH HOUR is a stunning new collection of spoken word poems written and performed by one of North America's most powerful new literary voices.

musical bonus:

RUSH HOUR includes a ‘bonus track’ recording of the title poem with music accompaniment by the
smash hit band The Weakerthans.

Catherine Hunter was the 1998 winner of the Manitoba Book of the Year Award.



Catherine Hunter                                                                        


spoken poems
(includes bonus track re-mix of title poem with music from the weakerthans)
audio cd
ISBN 1-894177-08-8


Winnipeg Free Press, Oct 29, 2000, reviewed by Pat Carroll:

"Poet Catherine Hunter Recorded.

"READING poetry is one thing, but Winnipeg's Cyclops Press has taken the genre a step further by recording a number of Canadian poets, most recently Winnipeg poet and teacher Catherine Hunter.

"Rush Hour (Cyclops Press, 77 min., $17) is a CD of Hunter reading her own poetry. The poems have been selected from her previous collections. Hunter's reading presented a forthright savvy that might not be evident on the page.

"Her voice moves calmly through Thirteen Lines in Order to Forget You before nonchalantly concluding that 'if I were the two-headed woman/on the cover of the National Enquirer today/I would forget you twice.'

"The true gem on this CD is the second version of the title poem, Rush Hour, with musical accompaniment by local band the Weakerthans. The piece is imbued with an unaccountable energy as if Hunter, like us, is hearing the track for the first time. It is gripping.

"The music adds an ethereal dimension that compliments the haunting nature of the poem. It makes one wonder how we have dared to listen to poetry without musical accompaniment."