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Poetry. Winner of the 2002 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. This series of poems is loosely based upon the experiences of the mathematicians of the Scottish Café, who lived and worked in Lvov, Poland (now the Ukraine), a center of Eastern European intellectual life before World War II. "In the poems of THE SCOTTISH CAFÉ, Susan H. Case creates a metaphor for the persistence of the life of the mind and the imagination. There is no theme more important for poetry to address in our time, when that life is imperiled by barbarisms from within and without. By recalling with celebratory joy the vigor, the messiness, the courage of that life as it was once lived in a terrible time by the patrons of the Scottish Café in Lvov, these poems do us a very great service."—Charles Martin
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Susana H. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Her photos have appeared in Blue Hour Magazine, pacificREVIEW, and San Pedro River Review, among others. Author of several chapbooks, her Slapering Hol Press chapbook, THE SCOTTISH CAFÉ, was published in a dual-language version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Poland's Opole University Press. Her previous books of poetry are: Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions), Elvis Presley's Hips & Mick Jagger's Lips (Anaphora Literary Press), and Earth and Below (Anaphora Literary Press); she is most recently the author of 4 RMS W VU (Mayapple Press, 2014).Review:
"...recalling with celebratory joy the vigor, the messiness, the courage of life...once lived in a terrible time" -- Charles Martin, 2002
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