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Essays & Poetry from Canadian poet & author,
Susan McCaslin of Langley, BC
~ in her column, "Resonance"

Susan McCaslin, an established Canadian poet and Faculty Emeritus of English and Creative Writing  at Douglas College, New Westminster, BC, has published fourteen volumes of poetry, including her most recent, Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne  (Quattro, 2016).   Her forthcoming Into the Open: New and Selected Poems is due out through Inanna Publications in the Fall of 2017.  Susan has also published a memoir, Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga (Inanna, 2014) and a volume of essays, Arousing the Spirit (Wood Lake, 2011). Her Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2011) was short-listed for the BC Book Prize and first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award. Susan currently resides in Fort Langley, BC, where she initiated the Han Shan Poetry Project as part of a successful campaign to protect an endangered rainforest along the Fraser River. www.susanmccaslin.ca

Links to Columns by Susan McCaslin in
Dialogue Magazine, since 2013

Song of the Empathetic Beast (an elegy)
~ written in memory of Mark & Susan's beloved dog Penny
[In the Winter 2017-18 issue, Vol. 31, No. 2, of Dialogue magazine, pp.14-15]

Quelling Hatred on the Path of “Fushigi”
Susan's Review of Joy Kogawa’s book, Gently to Nagasaki (Caitlin, 2016)
[In the Autumn 2017 issue, Vol. 31, No. 1, of Dialogue magazine, pp.31-34]

Perfumeries of Words: My Memorization Practice 
Susan shares thoughts about her practice of memorizing poems.
[In the Summer 2017 Edition, Vol. 30, No. 4, of Dialogue magazine, pp.40-42]

Haunting the Stacks
Susan explores her love of reading and libraries
[In the Spring 2017 Edition, Vol. 30, No. 3, of Dialogue magazine, pp.41-42]

Femmes Fatales and the Female Muse: John Keats and the Feminine 
[In the Winter 2016-17 Edition, Vol. 30, No. 2, of Dialogue magazine, pp.6-7]

Book Review of Susan McCaslin’s Painter, Poet, Mountain:
After Cézanne
- Review by J.S. Porter
[In the Winter 2016-17 Edition, Vol. 30, No. 2, of Dialogue magazine, p.18]

Living in the Mystery: Keats, Negative Capability, and
the Ecozoic Age

[In the Autumn 2016 Edition , Vol. 30, No.1, of Dialogue magazine, pp.66-69]

[In the Summer 2016 Edition , Vol. 29, No.4, of Dialogue magazine,p.28]

2015... still to be added (sorry for the delay)

Reversing The Last Supper
~ Easter and the Emergence of Christ-Consciousness
[In the Spring 2014 Edition of Dialogue magazine]

Arts & Activism - How Poetry Came to Save a Rainforest
~ the Story of the Han Shan Poetry Project, Langley, BC
[In the Autumn 2013 Edition of Dialogue magazine]


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