Sunday, September 07, 2008

Susan McMaster

Ottawa poet Susan McMaster is the author of some 20 books and recordings; an editor of anthologies, books, and magazines; and the creator and performer of music-and-poetry works with First Draft and Geode Music & Poetry (a.k.a. SugarBeat). Her 2007 publication The Gargoyle¹s Left Ear: Writing in Ottawa is a mid-career memoir of her life as a poet from the Black Moss cross-Canada "Settlements" series. Her book and CD Until the Light Bends was shortlisted for the 2005 Ottawa Book Award and the Lampman Poetry Prize. She has performed across Canada, and her work has been broadcast on national shows like WordBeat, Go!, Richardson¹s Roundup, As It Happens, and Morningside. Susan's new poetry collection is Along Crossing Arcs, forthcoming from Black Moss in 2009.

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