Bone Pagoda

Bone Pagoda

by Susan Tichy
     
 


Poetry. "In these incisive poems, Susan Tichy explores Vietnam - the war and the country. She has a keen eye, and her perceptual clusters are widened and deepened by sharp moments of recognition. 'Someone had drawn red circles / where his eyes would be,' she writes of a man who begs on the steps of a pagoda. Just as the circles 'make a place to look,' so these…  See more details below

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Poetry. "In these incisive poems, Susan Tichy explores Vietnam - the war and the country. She has a keen eye, and her perceptual clusters are widened and deepened by sharp moments of recognition. 'Someone had drawn red circles / where his eyes would be,' she writes of a man who begs on the steps of a pagoda. Just as the circles 'make a place to look,' so these poems make a haunting place from which to see" - Arthur Sze. "Language tracks loss, both personal and cultural, making of her poetics the discovery of 'truth in ash'" - Michael Heller. Susan Tichy teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at George Mason University, and when she is not teaching, she lives in a ghost town in the Colorado Rockies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916272913
Publisher:
Ahsahta Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Michael Heller
Language tracks loss, both personal and cultural, making of her poetics the discovery of 'truth in ash'
Arthur Sze
In these incisive poems, Susan Tichy explores Vietnam - the war and the country. She has a keen eye, and her perceptual clusters are widened and deepened by sharp moments of recognition. 'Someone had drawn red circles / where his eyes would be,' she writes of a man who begs on the steps of a pagoda. Just as the circles 'make a place to look,' so these poems make a haunting place from which to see

Meet the Author


Susan Tichy has taught in George Mason University's Graduate Writing Program (MFA Poetry) since 1988, where for five years she was Executive Producer of Poetry Theater: An Evening of Visual Poetics. In addition to graduate and undergraduate writing workshops she teaches modern & contemporary poetry, with particular interests in women Modernist and avant-garde poets, poetic form, sequence and collage, "the poem including history," Scottish poetry and the Scottish traditional ballad. Susan Tichy's books are A Smell of Burning Starts the Day (Wesleyan University Press, 1988); The Hands in Exile (Random House, 1983), a National Poetry Series selection; BONE PAGODA (Ahsahta Press, 2007); and GALLOWGLASS (Ahsahta Press, 2010).

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