Alison Carb Sussman - Black Wool Cape
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Planet Poet-Words in Space  – NEW PODCAST!  LISTEN to my podcast (broadcast on WIOX radio January 3, 2023) featuring award-winning poet Alison Carb Sussman, who will discuss and read from her new poetry collection, Black Wool Cape.  Planet Poet’s Poet-At-Large, Pamela Manché Pearce, also joins us on the program.

In addition to Black Wool Cape, Alison’s new poetry collection published by Unsolicited Press, the poet, a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee, has garnered numerous awards and publications throughout her writing career.  Her chapbook, On the Edge, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013.  Alison won the Abroad Writers’ Conference/Finishing Line Press Authors Poetry Contest and read her winning poems as their guest in Dublin, Ireland in 2015.  Her poem “Dirty” was a finalist in Naugatuck River Review’s 11th Annual Narrative Poetry Contest in 2019.  Her poem “Anhedonia” (now “Anhedonic Woman”) was a finalist in the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry in Bellingham Review’s 2016 Literary Contests.  Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Gargoyle, The New York Times, Rattle, Southword and other publications.  She lives and writes in New York City.

 “Alison Carb Sussman is a truth-teller, whether she is singing in the voice of an Israeli soldier, or in the voice of her younger self facing family cruelty.  Her lines bear righteous anger subtly -- and transport joy in the small details of a life mapped out with immaculate craft…” -- Marilyn Kallet, poet, editor and former Knoxville Poet Laureate.

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