"Poetry and Palaeolithic Cave Art," MFA in Writing News
on Prehistoric Practices for Navigating the Anthropocene.
Literary Eclectic XIV, University of Saskatchewan
At the annual Literary Eclectic Conference hosted by the English Department of the University of Saskatchewan, Susie gave the first public reading of thirteen poems from Contours, her thesis collection.
Written Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Review
Susie's contribution,"Invisible," appears in the poetry anthology written by the 2017 participants and faculty of the Community of Writers residency, Squaw Valley, California, USA.
It's About Time Poetry Reading Series, Seattle Public Library
Featured readers at the Ballard Branch included Tree Swenson, Ann Teplick, Susie Hammond, and Susan James. Thanks to poetry partner, Ann, and host and reviewer, Peggy Sturdivant, whose review began by referencing Susie's poem, "Catalonia Waits, Uneasy, For Its Sovereignty To Be Recognized."
"'Intermingled mother tongues.' Tonight, Reading #344 was nearly SRO. ...
Susie Hammond took us on a journey from childhood Canada to international hope. Her longtime poetry partner, Ann Teplick, took us into the fractured world of Fish, and beat up our own hearts. Susan James took us into her own heart, 'the thunder and lightning of the body.' Susie Hammond asked, 'Is poetry the Hadron Collider of language?'"
Credit: Jeanette Lynes