15. Dezember 2007
Time Being Books
Susan Terris
Selektion: The painted Girl "I'm interested in the stage of a human being where it's not so important wether it's a male or a female, before we can tell any social background or anything, it's just...abstract, almost" Gottfried Helnwein
I Walk Alone
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2003
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Selektion: The painted Girl
by Susan Terris
* Paperback: 70 pages
* Publisher: Time Being Books (December 15, 2007)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 156809115X
* ISBN-13: 978-1568091150
Susan Terris's poetry is exquisite and extraordinary. Her poems exhibit an intellectual verve and a linguistic brilliance that are remarkable. There are few poets who can so deftly orchestrate the dramatic dilemmas of the daily with the profound wisdoms of the larger world.
-David St. John
There seems to be no limit to the range of experience and empathy in the farreaching poems of Susan Terris. Out of a life passionately lived and remembered, she has constructed a bold map for survival and self-understanding. Her wisdom, dazzle of language, imaginative exploration of time and nature, and amazing appetite for risk and "dark surprise" make CONTRARIWISE a book to treasure.
-Shirley Kaufman
These poems are our fondest human wishes and hopes given voice. They report the world's abundance and richness even amid loss and pain.
-Li-Young Lee
About the Author
Susan Terris's poetry books include Natural Defenses (Marsh Hawk Press), Fire Is Favorable to the Dreamer (Arctos Press), Poetic License (Adastra Press), Curved Space (La Jolla Poets Press), and Eye of the Holocaust (Arctos Press). Her work has appeared in Iowa Review, Field, Calyx, The Journal, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Denver Quarterly, Southern California Anthology, and Ploughshares. With CB Follett, she is coeditor of an annual anthology, RUNES, A Review of Poetry. Her prize-winning chapbooks include Block Party (Pudding House Publications) and Marriage License (Pavement Saw Press). Among her many awards are the George Bogin Memorial Prize, from the Poetry Society of America, plus prizes from the Florida Review, Many Mountains Moving, Literal Latte, Salt Hill, Southern California Anthology, Spoon River, and the Faulkner/Wisdom Poetry Competition. She is also the winner of a Pushcart Award for her poem "Goldfish: A Diptych," published in Field.

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