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
audio: discussion hosted by Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis and featuring Michelle Taransky, Jamie-Lee Josselyn, and Leonard Schwartz @ Poetry FoundationEileen Tabios @ Galatea Resurrectsauthor blog
Susan M. Schultz, having retired from the University of Hawai`i, now walks Lilith and takes photographs on O`ahu and the Big Island. She is author of many books of poetic prose, including DEMENTIA BLOG and "SHE'S WELCOME TO HER DISEASE": DEMENTIA BLOG, VOL.2, as well as several volumes of MEMORY CARDS. Her most recent book is I WANT TO WRITE AN HONEST SENTENCE. For over 22 years she edited and published Tinfish Press.