Susan is the author of seven books of poetry from Signal Editions of Véhicule Press: Complicity (1983, o.p.), The Power to Move (1986, o.p.), Henry Moore’s Sheep and Other Poems (1990), Hide & Seek (1995), Running in Prospect Cemetery: New & Selected Poems (2004), The Smooth Yarrow (2012), and What We Carry (2019). Her next collection of poetry, Cathedral/Grove, is due out in 2023.
Susan has received Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council Awards in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and published poetry, short stories, essays and book reviews in many periodicals including Arc, Brick, Canadian Literature, Essays in Canadian Writing, The Fiddlehead, Grain, The Journal of Canadian Poetry, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, and Maisonneuve. Her work has been widely anthologized and some of her poetry has been translated into French.
She attended art school at Central Tech in Toronto from 2015-2019. The background image for this website is a large acrylic painting called “Glen Huron.” Here are a other few pieces in different media; there is a new section to this website titled “Art” if you want to see more. Making art, as with writing, she loves to observe things minutely. There are two things Susan particularly likes about the visual arts, however: they use the whole body, and they are quiet.
You can read more about Susan and her many other publications here.
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