Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. "From the boldly erotic to the elegiac--to say nothing of some of the unblinking vignettes of the shameful history of our times--Susan Rich gives us a collection of poems sensual yet exact in their language, generous in the range and power of their emotion"--J.M. Coetzee. Garrett Hongo and Naomi Shihad Nye have also championed Rich's sensuous, highly contemporary, activist-oriented lyricism. Rich has served as an electoral monitor in Bosnia, a human rights educator in Gaza, and a writer-in-residence in Zimbabwe.
Qustions of geography, ethnic identity, and the corssing of cultural borders keep company with poetic form in this first collection of work.
“These poems will wound you and haunt you, but the larger knowing they bring is crucial . Susan Rich is a caring citizen of every heartland.”—Naomi Shihab Nye
“Susan Rich gives us a collection of poems...generous in the range and power of their emotion.”—J. M. Coetzee
A bold, first collection by an exciting new poet.
About the Author
Susan Rich is a poet, teacher, and journalist. Her books include THE ALCHEMIST'S KITCHEN (White Pine Press, 2010), CURES INCLUDE TRAVEL (White Pine Press, 2006), and THE CARTOGRAPHER'S TONGUE (White Pine Press, 2000). She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Recent poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Harvard Review, Poetry International and TriQuarterly. She makes her home in Seattle, Washington, where she teaches English and Film Studies at Highline Community College.