Poetry. Susan Tichy is a poet embedded: with U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, twined together through history; in the landscape disrupted by war, perseverating on a deer killed by a mountain lion, or hearing direction in birdsong; and in the language of war: "gallowglass" is a corruption of a Gaelic word for "mercenary soldier," and dark, ancient ballads appear like forensic evidence. Surrounded by cultural touchstones from Pythagoras to the Grateful Dead, Tichy refuses to let the reader's gaze, or her own, turn from the violence of modern living.
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Susan Tichy is the author of four titles from Ahsahta Press: THE AVALANCHE PATH IN SUMMER (2019), TRAFFICKE (2015), GALLOWGLASS (2010), and BONE PAGODA (2007). She is also the author of A Smell of Burning Starts the Day, and The Hands in Exile, a National Poetry Series title. Her poems, collaborations, and mixed- genre works have been widely published in the US and Britain, and have been recognized by numerous awards. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at George Mason University.Author City: FAIRFAX, VA USA