A poet of astonishing versatility and skill. ĖBooks in Canada
The Smooth Yarrow, Susan Glickmanís sixth collection of poetry, reveals her once again as a truth-teller of the first order. Whether itís a brilliantly sustained elegy to her late father or a gripping and often disquieting sequence on the art of gardening, Glickmanís new poems are marked by the abiding virtues of her celebrated career: effortless musicality, sparkling mischief, uncompromising insight. Glickman has long been one of Canadaís best poets and The Smooth Yarrow shows her working at the height of her powers.
Praise for Susan Glickman:
"I was gripped by Glickmanís clear voice, and her frankness soon earned my trust. But what wins me is Glickmanís ability to tackle big emotions while confronting ambivalences." óThe Globe and Mail
Susan Glickman has won both the Gabrielle Roy Prize and the Raymond Klibansky Prize for her work of literary criticism The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape. Her first novel, The Violin Lover [Goose Lane, 2006] won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction. She teaches creative writing and is a freelance editor.She lives in Toronto, Ontario.