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Naked - New & Selected Poems / Susan Millar DuMars

Naked - New & Selected Poems

By: Susan Millar DuMars

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Naked: New & Selected Poems contains poems written and published over twenty-five years, including a selection of poems from each of Susan Millar DuMars’ four previous collections, Big Pink Umbrella, Dreams for Breakfast, The God Thing, and Bone Fire, as well as a generous selection of new work. Here is demonstrated the development of a poet born in twentieth century America and now dwelling in twenty...
ISBN 978-1-903392-74-4
Pub Date Thursday, March 28, 2019
Page Count 130
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Naked: New & Selected Poems contains poems written and published over twenty-five years, including a selection of poems from each of Susan Millar DuMars’ four previous collections, Big Pink Umbrella, Dreams for Breakfast, The God Thing, and Bone Fire, as well as a generous selection of new work. Here is demonstrated the development of a poet born in twentieth century America and now dwelling in twenty-first century Ireland; a voice all the more valuable for its hybrid nature. 

When she writes of bodies (her own, the bodies of women, and the body of the nation), Millar DuMars uses plain and direct speech, ideally suited to the Galway of Savita Halappanavar and “The Lost Children of Tuam” . . . Millar DuMars draws from a deep technical well, and from rich observational and imaginative spaces. She is possessed of great empathy. Even when the voice rises in anger, it does so to clarify, record, and instruct. Naked: New and Selected Poems is also a book of fables, stories, and magical convergences where public and buried lives are brought out into the light. 
Eamonn Wall, Poet & author 

Her poetry, influenced by the directness of the American tradition, comes as a breath of fresh air . . .   
Jessica Traynor, Poetry Ireland Review

The poetry of DuMars is known for its sensuality, which comes across in the concentration on detail . . . imagery we can almost taste and feel . . . writing that lingers in the mind long after the book has been closed.  
Adele Ward, Eyewear

Susan Millar DuMars treads her own tightrope with sureness and poise while avoiding showy gestures – all prayer and no pretension. 
John Hudson, Markings

Susan Millar DuMars

Susan Millar DuMars’ debut poetry collection, Big Pink Umbrella, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2008; Dreams for Breakfast appeared in 2010.  Her work features in Landing Places, Dedalus’ 2010 anthology of immigrant poetry written in Ireland; and also in The Best Of Irish Poetry 2010. A fiction writer as well, she published a collection of short stories, Lights In The Distance, with Doire Press in 2010.  She has been the recipient of an Arts Council Literature Bursary for her stories.  Susan has performed her poetry in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK; in Athens and in Brittany; in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Washington DC and Huntington, West Virginia; and in Geelong and Canberra, Australia.  Several of her readings abroad have been sponsored by Culture Ireland. Susan teaches creative writing to adults at various academic venues; and to individuals with special needs through the Away With Words project.  She and her husband, the poet Kevin Higgins, have run the acclaimed Over the Edge readings series since 2003.  Susan and her husband were the subject of a documentary, Rhyming Couplet, made by Des Kilbane in 2009. Born in Philadelphia, Susan now makes her home in Galway, Ireland with Kevin and their cat, Ziggy. 



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