Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Porter Square Books Tonight at 7:00 PM -

Susan Rich and Jennifer Markell, The Cloud Pharmacy and Samsara

04/30/2014 7:00 pm
"Cloud Pharmacy is a book of lyric fire. In our epoch of quick and shallow literary conversation it is rare to come across such level of attentiveness as one finds in this book."
                                                                     Ilya Kaminsky

"The poems of Samsara represent the beautiful exploitation of our objective reality, reintroducing us to and reinvigorating a world that has been here all along but that most of us fail to recognize or to see most fully. These observations are mediated by a deep belief that we are all the same on this planet, and all equally deserving of grace. This is a very fine debut, deserving of our attention."    
                                                                      Bruce Weigl

Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry, The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the WorldCures Include TravelThe Alchemist’s Kitchen, and Cloud Pharmacy. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her fellowships include an Artists Trust Fellowship from Washington State and a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa.

Jennifer Markell'spoems have been published in journals nationally and internationally, including The Aurorean (Featured Poet),ConsequenceThe Hawaii Pacific ReviewRhino, andPoetry from Sojourner, A Feminist Anthology. She is the author of an award-winning chapbook, Leaving the Green Elm Market. Her poetry has been displayed at Boston City Hall, and she was selected to read her work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Jennifer lives with her husband in Jamaica Plain, MA and works as a psychotherapist with a special interest in therapeutic uses of writing

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