Susie Hammond, poet
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.
Thanks to editors Sarah Ens and Hope Houston of The River Volta Review of Books for publishing my review of The Red Files, an extraordinarily moving and beautiful collection of poetry by Lisa Bird-Wilson honouring residential school Indigenous children and their families. My review is dedicated to my pen pal, Ina Hartie, who attended Norway House Residential School in 1963.
I’m honoured to have been selected, joining many other fine poets in other months, as Yes! Poetry’s Poet of the Month for October 2020. I was chosen because of my poem, “Persephone’s Pomegranate,” which appears as part of the journal's #MeToo Series.
I'm proud to announce that I'm part of the University of Saskatchewan's 2020 MFA in Writing graduating class.
I'm a Seattle-based Canadian poet, educated within the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew, Dene, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, and Sauteaux Nations, and the Homeland of the Métis, and currently living on the unceded lands of the Duwamish and Coast Salish tribes.
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