January Gill O’Neil and Susan Rich, Underlife and The Alchemist’s Kitchen

“The poems in January Gill O’Neil’s Underlife offer masterfully complex portraits of childhood--both through the speaker’s memory and observations of her own children...O’Neil’s collection is substantial, playful, and compassionate--even when dealing with difficult themes such as alcoholism and racism. Her narrative threads take surprising and enigmatic leaps, yet are always clear, accessible, wonderfully real."
Denise Duhamel

"... From The Alchemist's Kitchen spills an abundance of the worlds fruits, herbs and pastries, gestures of hospitality and regard, for Susan Rich is a poet who writes in the midst of things, and out of a searing awareness of loss and what it means to be spiritually awake, to behold human life in all its possibility, pathos and transience and yet say yes."
Carolyn Forche

January Gill O’Neil is a senior writer and editor at Babson College. Her poetry and articles have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Literary Mam, Field, Callaloo, Seattle Review, Stuff Magazine, Poetry Thursday, and two Cave Canem anthologies, among others. She is a fellow with Cave Canem poets, runs a blog called Poet Mom, and is cofounder and cohost of New and Emerging Writers Series, a blossoming literary series in Arlington.

Susan Rich is the author of three collections of poetry, The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World, Cures Include Travel, and The Alchemist’s Kitchen. She has received awards from PEN USA, The Times Literary Supplement, and Peace Corps Writers. Her fellowships include an Artists Trust Fellowship from Washington State and a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9781933880167
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Published: CavanKerry Press - November 1st, 2009

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ISBN: 9781935210146
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Published: White Pine Press (NY) - May 1st, 2010