Hard Candy: Poems

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Insomniac Press, 1997 - Poetry - 107 pages
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It is the essence of sex -- a collection of sensual style and gritty imagery. It is street-wise poetry full of screaming divas, remorseless characters, sad dreams and haunting language. Battson's work has a placid cadence juxtaposed to her technicolour, often violent, imagery.

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About the author (1997)

A former art director and filmmaker, Battson was the program coordinator for the Poet's Refuge reading series; producer of the "Word Up!" series (videos on MuchMusic, compilation CD with Virgin Records and an anthology published by Key Porter); the Canadian poetry organizer for Lollapalooza; and organizer of the "Poetry Express", a poets and playwrights reading series at the Fringe Festival of Toronto. She is well-respected in the spoken word movement in the U.S. and has toured there extensively.

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