First Freeze by Susanna Lang

Art credit - Elizabeth Stark

Art credit – Elizabeth Stark

Susanna Lang’s most recent collection of poems, Tracing the Lines, was published in 2013 by the Brick Road Poetry Press.  Her first collection, Even Now, was published in 2008 by The Backwaters Press, followed by a chapbook, Two by Two (Finishing Line Press, 2011).  A two-time Hambidge fellow and a recipient of the Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Bethesda Writer’s Center, she has published original poems and essays, and translations from the French, in such journals as Little Star, New Letters, december, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Blue Lyra Review, Prime Number Magazine and Poetry East.  Book publications include translations of Words in Stone and The Origin of Language, both by Yves Bonnefoy.  She lives in Chicago, where she teaches in the Chicago Public Schools. Visit her website at www.susannalang.com.

The author.

The author.

Reading at open mic.

Reading at open mic.

From the author's residency at Hambidge.

From the author’s residency at Hambidge.

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “First Freeze by Susanna Lang

  1. Thank you.
    I live in the desert so it is good to be reminded of the natural world, of flowers and bees and a frigid morning.
    I am sad about the bee.
    I don’t know if I am supposed to be (no pun) or was it license, or did this bee forfeit it endangered life to spend a few day pinned to the remains of a flower before it dries and fades.
    It is a bee. I will get over it.
    The bottom line is that the words you have assembled are filled with images and thoughts and in a confusing world, I am pinpointed on a moment in time and in a world with trees and farmers and the tastes of fresh vegetable.
    And that is a good thing.
    Thank you

Let us know how you feel. Leave a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s