Visiting Writers: Susan Tichy (poetry) at Fenwick Library

Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Fenwick Library, Reading Room, #2001

Former Mason professor Susan Tichy returns to campus to close out the fall Visiting Writers Series, in conversation with Mason professor Peter Streckfus.

Tichy is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently North | Rock | Edge: Shetland (Free Verse Editions, 2022); The Avalanche Path in Summer (Ahsahta, 2019), a muscle-memory of a life in mountains; and Trafficke (Ahsahta, 2015), a mixed-form investigation of family, race, and language spanning from Reformation Scotland to the abolition of slavery in Maryland. She has written extensively about war and its human consequences, including the volumes Gallowglass (Ahsahta, 2010), Bone Pagoda (Ahsahta, 2007), and A Smell of Burning Starts the Day (Wesleyan, 1988). Her first book, The Hands in Exile (Random House, 1983), was selected for the National Poetry Series. Her work has been published in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, and been recognized by numerous residencies and awards, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Now Professor Emerita at George Mason University, she lives in Colorado.

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