REVIEW: Susan McMaster’s Paper Affair

Check out the new review of Susan McMaster’s Paper Affair by Colin Morton! http://poets.ca/2014/08/13/paper-affair-poems-selected-and-new-susan-mcmaster-black-moss-press-2010/

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Crossing Arcs by Susan McMaster reviewed by Arc

Arc posted this great review of Crossing Arcs by Susan McMaster. Here’s a sample: In terms of composition, crossing arcs is the most unique to the group: it deals most intensely with the nature of memory and what happens to people and their families when memory fails. The book centres on McMaster’s relationship with her mother, Betty, as they both... Read more »

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The Gargoyle’s Left Ear: Writing in Ottawa

The Gargoyle’s Left Ear: Writing in Ottawa presents a unique blend of vignettes, reminiscence, and poetry from well known Ottawa writer Susan McMaster. How has this town transformed a shy girl into an outgoing performer and prize-winning poet whose dozenplus books and recordings have been featured across Canada and beyond? “To admit the draw of starlight…” writes... Read more »

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Paper Affair

Paper Affair encompasses all the stages of Susan McMaster’s lyrical and engaging “page poetry,” from her first solo collection published in 1986 up to her new poems from 2009, and casts an interesting light on her performance poetry. This new collection from one of our premier poets showcases works of uncommon spirituality, explorations into philosophy and... Read more »

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Crossing Arcs

Crossing Arcs: Alzheimer’s, my mother, and me is a collection of poems that chronicle and explore the loss of Susan’s mother’s memory to Alzheimer’s Disease. Tragedy, humour and a positive outlook on a situation over which one has no control are themes in a collection that draws readers into the minds and the thoughts of both... Read more »

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Susan McMaster

Ottawa poet, editor, and performance poet Susan McMaster has performed across Canada and abroad, and has published some 20 books and recordings, most recently Paper Affair: Poems Selected & New (Black Moss 2010). Her midlife memoir, The Gargoyle’s Left Ear: Writing in Ottawa (Black Moss, 2007), recounts founding Branching Out, the first Canadian feminist/arts magazine;... Read more »

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