Last week I blogged about Susan Hankla as a teacher. But thinking about Susan, and about the RTD article about her as a poet that prompted that blog, I decided to explore her writing. Besides ordering Clinch River, I also acquired a copy of this 1979 chapbook.
There are eight poems in this chapbook:
- “The Air Is Getting Thin”
- “Lost Glove”
- “Burning Your Letters”
- “Pleasing Mrs. Faris”
- “Three Foolish Things”
- “A Larger Pain”
- “Running Home”
Each poem includes rich images, unexpected transitions, and surprising endings. You can read this book in minutes. Or hours. Or over days. But if you can get access, do read it.
Only 350 copies were printed, so there aren’t that many copies floating around—which is unfortunate.
Good luck in your quest!