extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Susan Gardner: Philly: 10/06/08

Monday, October 6, 6pm: Robin's Bookstore (108 S 13th St, Philadelphia) presents poet Susan Gardner, author of Box of Light/Caja de luz (Red Mountain Press). For more information, see: http://www.robinsbookstore.com/events/100408.html.

Susan Gardner illuminates relationships and meaning from her environment, both human and natural. Her lyric poems, written in both English and Spanish, bridge the gap between the two languages with an unrivaled clarity and poeticism. "Moving between languages is moving between cultures," explains Ms. Gardner. "The poems are cousins rather than twins."

"Gardner’s poetry employs a loose, conversational cadence and open, precise language," says Red Mountain Press publisher R.D. Ross. "Her work reminds us of tanka and haiku in its choice of subject matter, musical feeling, and forceful simplicity of image." Black line drawings reminiscent of Asian calligraphy illustrate the concepts of Box of Light, transforming the words and images into a complete visual and auditory experience.

Susan Gardner is a painter, poet, and photographer. A native of New York, she now lives in Santa Fe. Other works include Stone Music: The Art and Poetry of Susan Gardner and Intimate Landscapes.

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