(Lapsed Insel Weary)

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Tangent Press, 2008 - Poetry - 81 pages
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Poetry. Carolyn Forche calls Susana Gardner's first full-length collection, [ LAPSED INSEL WEARY ], "an extended social lyric of longing that refuses isolation because the 'grandmany' is all around, in ancestry and memory and books and shared future.... This poetry is full of heart and intelligence." Geraldine Monk calls it "Disturbingly beautiful" while Elizabeth Treadwell describes the work as "architecturally wild and sturdy."

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About the author (2008)

Originally from a small coastal community in southern Rhode Island, Susana Gardner is a poet and writer presently living in Switzerland. She has published several chapbooks: Herso, University of Theory and Memorabilia Press, CA 2009, Scrawl, or (from the markings of) the small her(o), Dusie Kollektiv, 2006, and forthcoming in Italian from HGH Books, 2008; To Stand to Sea, The Tangent Press, 2006. Another chapbook, EBB (PORT) Sonnets from Her Port, Dusie Kollektiv, 2007, as well as her first full-length collection entitled [ lapsed insel weary], The Tangent Press, 2008. Her poetry has also appeared in several anthologies, including "131.839 slog meth bilum" (131.839 keystrokes with spaces), NTAMO, as well as NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY, a collection of poetry by women from Fence Books. Her work has also appeared in Jacket Magazine, How2, Ixnay, Small Traffic Press, Sous Rature, and elsewhere. She edits and curates Dusie, the virtual online poetics journal and kollektiv experiment as well as paper press at: http://www.dusie.org/.

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