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Through a Gate of Trees
Susan Jackson; Molly Peacock, fwd.

2007 • 70 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$16.00 Paperback, 978-1-933880-02-0

The all encompassing theme in this debut collection is how a person holds the tension of opposites— darkness to light, from loss to reconciliation and redemption. In the middle of life with both feet on the ground, the poet wrestles with the realization that the ground is never stable and that life changes in a split second. The reader is led through two worlds, the geographic one—from Egypt to Malaysia from India to Cape Cod, and the inner one—entered by celebratory, riveting and dangerous poems as they move through sex, love, birth, and death.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Brilliant. Beautiful. Written with wit and wisdom. The poems are sensual, serious, witty and deep. I highly recommend it. I can’t praise this book enough.”—Marjory Bassett, Chair of the National Arts Club Literary Committee, and author of Never Say Stark Naked

“Susan Jackson’s poetry is exquisite. Located on the sharpened razor’s edge, it is so fine, uncompromising and exacting a vision . . . her book is one I always wanted to read and I’m so glad I did.”—Deena Metzger

SUSAN JACKSON’s work has been published in literary journals and anthologies, most recently in The Paterson Literary Review and Nimrod International Journal. Jackson received a Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as well as Residency Grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Jackson lived in France, Belgium, Portugal, and Holland before moving to New Jersey. She currently serves on the Board of Poets & Writers, Inc. among others.

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