Synopses & Reviews
"Cloud Pharmacy is a book of lyric fire. In our epoch of quick and shallow literary conversation it is rare to come across such level of attentiveness as one finds in this book."Ilya Kaminsky
"In a central sequence, Rich explores nineteenth-century photographer Hannah Maynard's proto-surrealistic images, looking in grief-heavy places for revelation. The result is wonderfully strange and unsettling; this is Rich's most haunting collection yet."Kathleen Flenniken
"Rich's gorgeous poems affix moments, both magnificent and minute. And in exquisite and playful poems, a pageant of a life in process develops before our eyes."Oliver de la Paz
Susan Rich is the author of three previous collections of poetry. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
An exuberant exploration of a life in love and longing alerts us to enlivened possibilities of nostalgia and desire.
About the Author
Susan Rich is the author of three previous collections of poetry, The Alchemists Kitchen, a Finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award; Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographers Tongue / Poems of the World, winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry. She has received awards from Artist Trust, the Times Literary Supplement Award of London, and the Fulbright Foundation. Together with Brian Turner and Jared Hawkley, she is editor of The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Crossing Borders. Susans poems appear in the Antioch Review, Gettysburg Review, New England Review and Triquarterly. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA.