Mason Professor Susan Tichy and MFA Alum J.K. Daniels

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, #2001

On the eve of her retirement, Mason’s Creative Writing Program celebrates one of its longest-serving and most celebrated professors, Susan TichyTichy’s most recent collection, The Avalanche Path in Summer, takes her “life-long experience of walking in mountains and stirs into it a mix of ideas about mountains from the European and Chinese traditions.” She is also the author of five additional collections of poetry, including A Smell of Burning Starts the DayThe Hands in Exile, which was selected for the National Poetry Series; Bone PagodaGallowglass; and Trafficke. Tichy will be joined by J.K. Daniels, whose book Wedding Pulls was selected by C.D. Wright for the New Southern Voices Poetry Prize and published by Hub City Press. A Mason MA and MFA graduate, she serves as the College Dean of Languages and the Annandale Campus Dean of Languages, Arts, & Social Sciences for Northern Virginia Community College.