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Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Susan Abbott

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Susan Abbott paints, draws, writes, does wild and crazy things often with color, sometimes with words. Since March 2021 she has been on a tear of writing villanelles. Prevalent themes in her work are about women (family, friends, historical, mythical, magical, imaginary),love, death, nature, spirituality, social injustices. She is not shy about using humor to bring a sense of poignancy along with a lighter to touch to some difficult topics. Her work has appeared in old feminist rags like “So’s Your Old Lady,” “Sojourner,” and “Perspective.” The coming out correspondence with her mother was included in “Between Ourselves: Letters Between Mothers and Daughters” (Houghton Mifflin, 1984). Her newer work appears in Cholla Needles, When Women Awake: Grief Issue, “Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology (World Split Open Press, 2018); and “Touching Creatures Touching Spirit: Living in a Sentient World” by Judy Grahn, (Red Hen Press, 2021). Her chapbook “Nasty Woman Rise: The Dream and the Curse” (2017) was published by Cholla Needles. She is the illustrator along with poet Cynthia Anderson of the collaborative chapbook “Now Voyager” (Cholla Needles, 2019). A chapbook of her newer poems and art,  “The Every Day Holy of We” is due out from Cholla Needles in 2022.