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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 ...
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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.
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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
Michael Heller
Language tracks loss, both personal and cultural, making of her poetics the discovery of 'truth in ash'
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  • ISBN-13: 9780916272913
  • Publisher: Ahsahta Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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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