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 three titles from Ahsahta Press: 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, and when not teaching lives in a ghost town in the southern Colorado Rockies. She is a member of Coming to the Table, a non-profit organization that provides leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal the wounds from racism rooted in the United States' history of slavery.Author City: FAIRFAX, VA USA