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
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.
Author City: HONOLULU, HI USA