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 is a poet, critic, and publisher who lives in Kane`ohe, Hawai`i on the island of O`ahu. She is author of ADDENDA (Meow Press, 1998), ALEATORY ALLEGORIES (Salt Publishing, 2000), MEMORY CARDS AND ADOPTION PAPERS (Potes & Poets Press, 2001), And Then Something Happened (Salt Publishing, 2004), No Guns, No Durian (Tinfish Press, 2004), A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 2005), DEMENTIA BLOG (Singing Horse Press, 2008), MEMORY CARDS: 2010-2011 SERIES (Singing Horse Press, 2011) and "SHE'S WELCOME TO HER DISEASE" [DEMENTIA BLOG, VOLUME TWO] (Singing Horse Press, 2013); and she edited The Tribe of John: Ashbery and Contemporary Poetry (University of Alabama Press, 1995). She edits Tinfish Press and teaches at the University of Hawai`i-Manoa.
Reviews and Other Links
audio: discussion hosted by Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis and featuring Michelle Taransky, Jamie-Lee Josselyn, and Leonard Schwartz @ Poetry Foundation
Eileen Tabios @ Galatea Resurrects