Susan T. Moss is the featured reader at the Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, September 11, at 7 pm. Following her reading there will be a chance for other poets to read; the evening will close with a complementary reception. New poets and listeners are welcome.
Susan concentrates on poetry of transition when reverie, longing and celebration meet their opposites. This is a poetics of interior and physical landscape where each reveals its own character, often foreboding, mysterious or luminous. With an economy of language and restrained lyricism, the poems create a psychological space in which time is momentarily frozen and ask readers to confront their own disappointments, yearnings and memories.
Susan lives in Evanston, Illinois. She is the president of the Illinois State Poetry Society and facilitator of the northern chapter. Susan is also a member of Poets’ Club of Chicago and Poets and Patrons. In the fall of 2011, she had a writer’s residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Her chapbook, Keep Moving ‘til The Music Stops, was published in 2006 by Lily Pool/Swamp Press. Susan’s poetry has appeared in After Hours, Vermont Literary Review, Caduceus, DuPage Valley Review, A Light Breakfast, Out of Line, Seeding The Snow, Peninsula Pulse, Distilled Lives, Siftings From The Clearing, Cram 7, and
Wordslingers WLUW-FM, among others. Susan holds a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English.