Poetry. "Susan M. Schultz's DEMENTIA BLOG is as astonishing as it is tragic. Following the odd form of the blog, which is written forward in time but read backwards, it charts the fragmented disorienting progression (if this is the word) of her mother's dementia. Schultz sees through her family's personal tragedy to the profound social and philosophical implications of the unraveling of sense and soul: a deranged nation, so unmoored from coherence that it is unable to feel the difference between political rhetoric and the destructiveness of war. Full of intimate personal detail, DEMENTIA BLOG sweetly and sadly unwinds itself into timelessness."—Norman Fischer
Author City: HONOLULU, HI USA
Susan M. Schultz has lived in and worked in Hawai`i since 1990. She is author of a critical book, A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 2005), and several books of poetry and poetic prose. Most recently, Singing Horse Press published DEMENTIA BLOG (2008), MEMORY CARDS: 2010-2011 SERIES (2011) and "SHE'S WELCOME TO HER DISEASE" [DEMENTIA BLOG, VOLUME TWO] (2013). Vagabond Press published Memory Cards: Dogen Series in their deciBels Series. Schultz founded Tinfish Press in 1995. Tinfish is now in its twentieth year of publishing experimental poetry from the Pacific. She is a life- long fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
Reviews and Other Links
audio: discussion hosted by Kelly Writers Houseimpresario Al Filreis and featuring MichelleTaransky, Jamie-Lee Josselyn, and LeonardSchwartz @ Poetry Foundation
Eileen Tabios @ Galatea Resurrects