What We Carry explores the human condition and its impact on identity, culture and our physical environs. Glickman’s lyric poems traverse the Earth — commemorating disappearing species and exploring the ruins of Mycenae — and gracefully poses keen questions on time and mortality. Glickman is a poet, novelist, nonfiction writer and teacher based in Toronto. https://www.cbc.ca/books/11-canadian-poetry-collections-to-check-out-during-national-poetry-month-1.5101688?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
What We Carry by Susan Glickman Véhicule Press, 92 pages, $17.95 A keen awareness of mortality underlies the poems in Susan Glickman’s vibrant seventh collection. It’s expressed not as dread but as a bittersweet cherishing of what she holds dear, from memories to music to nature. As the Toronto poet and novelist puts it in… Continue reading Nice review of What We Carry in the Toronto Star
“Susan Glickman makes reference to opus 28 of Chopin’s 24 Preludes in What We Carry; as she says in the notes, she has attempted to “translate” Chopin into verse without being glued to any one format. What is utterly consistent in Glickman’s work is attention to the natural world – to flora and fauna, much… Continue reading Starred review of What We Carry in the April Quill & Quire!
dovegreyreader scribbles a Devonshire based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a community nurse once upon a time. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The Friendship of Poets. I didn’t know Helen Dunmore and I don’t know Susan Glickman, but when I bought my copy of Helen Dunmore’s poetry collection Inside the Wave last year, a few months… Continue reading Wonderful blog post about Helen Dunmore’s poetry and mine – from last year
When my seventh book of poetry is coming out from Signal Editions of Véhicule Press. Here’s what the press has to say about it in their catalogue: What We Carry Susan Glickman What We Carry is a profound exploration of the weight of human history at three levels: the individual, the cultural, and environmental. From… Continue reading Can’t wait for April!
A translation will be published by Prozart Media in Skopje.
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The Discovery of Flight Carole Giangrande‘s review May 30, 2018 5 stars – it was amazing What a moving book – I couldn’t put it down. The sisters’ contrasting voices work so well – one of them in the journal of Sophie, a wry and engaging twelve-year-old and the other her older sister Libby –… Continue reading The Discovery of Flight get a five-star review on Goodreads!