Poetry. Susan M. Schultz's MEMORY CARDS—prose poems composed to fit on an index card, each beginning with a randomly chosen line from a book by the poet for whom each of the nine sections is named—generates an astonishing form for infecting the lyric with the political and the political with the lyric. In MEMORY CARDS, Schultz "uses her formidable skills as a lyric poet to re-inscribe the testimony of the victims of modernity's incessant erasure of ordinary lives, Hawaiian, white, Asian, other. MEMORY CARDS records our protest against the apparent cruelty of divided life, and with little sentimentality restores empathy, the near-forgotten conscience of a humanistic ideal."—Adam Aitken, author of Eighth Habitation
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.
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