"Susan Musgrave has always trusted A.E. Housman's definition of poetry: words that affect us physically, that find their way to something deep inside that is obscure and latent, something older than the present organization of ourselves." ~ Leaf Press
Force Field anthology book reviewers' favourite
read of 2013
tales, compelling poetry, social commentary make cut The
Vancouver Sun asked
a few of our freelance book reviewers to choose some of their
favourite reads of 2013.
By Mary Ann Moore, Brett Josef Grubisic Candace Fertile and Tom
Sandborn, Special To The Sun February 3, 2014
ReLit Awards has abandoned its infamously thorough longlists
in favour of 10-title shortlists.Founded by writer Kenneth
J. Harvey, the annual awards recognize novels, short fiction,
and poetry published by Canadian independent literary presses.
The winners will be presented with specially crafted ReLit
rings at a date to be announced.*
"Alden Nowlan: Selected Poems, first published
in 1996 by Anansi, gets a makeover and new
introduction by Susan Musgrave in a newly released edition,
joining works like Atwood’s The Circle Game
Dennis Lee’s Civil Elegies in the Anansi A List."
BC Magazine :Island CHARACTER
Poet and Writer reflects on her next chapter as cookbook author and owner of an eclectic Haida Gwaii guest house.
The author and poet Susan Musgrave discusses life on Haida Gwaii, poetry, education, and the collection she’s edited, Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2013), with Joseph Planta.
Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia edited by Susan Musgrave (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2013).
Susan Musgrave is the author of 27 books, of poetry, fiction,
nonfiction and children's literature. She recently won the B.C.
Civil Liberties Association Liberty Award for art and the Spirit
Bear Award, which honours writers who make a significant contribution
to the poetry of the Pacific Northwest.
Musgrave dropped by North by Northwest to talk about her latest
which is a sequel to her earlier novel Cargo of Orchids. The
book is full of ghosts and dreams, and characters who live on
the margins in various ways. Its themes include motherhood and
loss. The narrative opens dramatically with an accident on a
California highway, in which a prisoner facing a death sentence
escapes and heads up the coast to British Columbia, where she
reunites with her husband. That's just the beginning of an action-packed
Taking its title from the 1985 movie about a housewife who gets amnesia and is mistaken for a drifter, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s anthology charts the wildly diverse lives, experiences, and perspectives of Canadian poets exclusively called “Susan”.
Toronto Public Library Announces 2012 First & Best Booklist the highly anticipated selection of the
year’s best in Canadian books for children from birth to age five that are fun to read and help build early literacy skills.