Susan Tichy Gallowglass (The New Series)

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Gallowglass (The New Series)

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Poetry. Susan Tichy is a poet embedded: with U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, twined together through history; in the landscape disrupted by war, perseverating on a deer killed by a mountain lion, or hearing direction in birdsong; and in the language of war: "gallowglass" is a corruption of a Gaelic word for "mercenary soldier," and dark, ancient ballads appear like forensic evidence. Surrounded by cultural touchstones from Pythagoras to the Grateful Dead, Tichy refuses to let the reader's gaze, or her own, turn from the violence of modern living.

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Susan Tichy has taught in George Mason University's Graduate Writing Program (MFA Poetry) since 1988, where for five years she was Executive Producer of Poetry Theater: An Evening of Visual Poetics. In addition to graduate and undergraduate writing workshops she teaches modern & contemporary poetry, with particular interests in women Modernist and avant-garde poets, poetic form, sequence and collage, "the poem including history," Scottish poetry and the Scottish traditional ballad. Susan Tichy's books are A Smell of Burning Starts the Day (Wesleyan University Press, 1988); The Hands in Exile (Random House, 1983), a National Poetry Series selection; BONE PAGODA (Ahsahta Press, 2007); and GALLOWGLASS (Ahsahta Press, 2010).

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In Irish history, gallowglass refers to mercenary soldiers. In Tichy’s expansive exploration of war and empire, we are all gallowglasses of sorts, for Americans’ apparently peaceful lives are intermeshed with wars around the globe. Tichy’s style is that of the montage, bringing together apparently disparate moments ranging from personal experience to ancient history to biblical or mythic incidents. When effective, it is both dazzling and jarring: “Look up mural in the dictionary, and you wind up at immure. / Malaria drug caused panic attacks, but only after exposure to a dead Iraqi soldier . . . It’s a simple truth: a helicopter choked by sand is not a combat casualty. / On the grand staircase, a wedding party posed for enough photographs to start a museum.” This is a challenging book. Tichy, by never turning her face from the horrors of war, demands that the reader confront complicity—an uncomfortable proposition. A tour-de-force of political but highly personal poetry. --Patricia Monaghan

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