06 - Raptor Rhapsody by Susan Maurer Jul 15, 2008 20:48:41 GMT 2
Post by shayepoet on Jul 15, 2008 20:48:41 GMT 2
By Susan Maurer[/b]
For quite some years, Susan Maurer has had her incredible poems published across the United States and abroad. How great to have many of these poems collected in this one lovely volume.
—Bill Kushner, Author of He Dreams of Waters,
Night Fishing, Head, and Love Uncut.
You are our instrument.
I dial the number
hand you the telephone.
You tell me he says
“I got your letter,”
You chuckle, repeat.
He “And I forgive you.”
And he asks
“Is Anthony there?”
And I say
“I did him twice last night”
and you convulse with laughter,
say “No you didn't.”
And he says
“There'll be reprisals.”
And I want you to
tell him the turkey was good
but you two begin talking of other things.
You’re playing our song.
Praise for Raptor Rhapsody:
"For quite some years, Susan Maurer has had her incredible poems published across the United States and abroad. How great to have many of these poems collected in this one lovely volume."
—Bill Kushner, He Dreams of Waters, Night Fishing, Head, and Love Uncut.
"This is one honest broad and it shows in her work. Brilliant!"
—Brigid Murnaghan, Beat Poet & Curator of the "Sunday Afternoon Reading Series at The Back Fence, NYC."
"It's both innocent and passionate…a beautiful book."
— Mil Thompson, Analyst and Editor
"Gifted and surprising."
— Nelson Lyon, Writer for Saturday Night Live, Writer & Director of The Telephone Book, Co-Producer with Hal Willner of William S. Burroughs’ Spoken Word CD album Dead City Radio.
Review for Rhaptor Rhapsody:
"Susan Maurer begins her recollection with an epigraph from Carolyn Kizer: "I am passionately opposed to the notion held for so long that women's true subjects are 'love and loss.'" Indeed, who could deny the absurdity of any such limiting concept? Yet most of her poems actually do deal with intense relationships between men and women. Written in a variety of tones, they often capture fraught moments between lovers or would-be lovers, while illuminating their sublime tensions and anxieties....
. . .There are other poems here that will make you laugh out loud, yet leave a somewhat bitter taste in your mouth. The overall tone of the book is wry, jaunty, ironic, and stoic--a fresh and original voice."
— Robert Kramer, Home Planet News (2007), tinyurl.com/5pzj78
Watch a YouTube reading!
Susan Maurer at Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, New Year's Day 2008, tinyurl.com/6jl5dz
About the author:
Susan Maurer’s By the Blue Light of the Morning Glory was published by Linear Arts, in2 with Mark Sonnenfeld by Marymark Press, and Dream Addict by Backwood Broadsides. Letterpress broadsides were done by Clamshell Press and The Center for Book Arts. Her poetry has been nominated three times for Pushcart, published in 12 countries, and has appeared in over 400 magazines and anthologies, including Off the Cuffs (Softskull Press), Help Yourself! (Autonomedia), Virginia Quarterly Review, Literary Imagination, Cross Connect, and Orbis. She participated in a Rattapalax CD and posed and read for photographer Anna Siano's INSIDE-OUT Photography & Poetry Project showcased at Hoboken’s 2006 Artists Studio Tour. She has read at Poets House, St. Marks’ Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, on the Brooklyn Bridge with the Unbearables, as well as at the National Arts Club, Harvard Coop, Barnes and Noble Booksellers and the Susquehanna Art Museum among other venues.
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