November 9, 2014 -- Poetry reading, KGB, New York, New York
Short Story Collection
-Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Incredibly original... by turns ironic, tragic, comic... paradoxical gusto of pathos
Full of meaty poems and wry surprises... Thomas’ reach is broad and daring.
This delightful—and long overdue—collection shows Susan Thomas at her delicious best.
Poems in translation
Last Voyage: Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli , co-translated with Deborah Brown and Richard Jackson (Red Hen Press, 2010)“The major portion of this ambitious translation is devoted to Pascoli’s revisionist version of Homer’s epic; in it Odysseus does not return home, slay the suitors and embrace his wife. Instead, he falls into a deep sleep, sails past Ithaka and is forced to revisit his former route, complete with heart-stopping adventures and profound grief. The narration is deft, elegiac, and intensely lyrical, making this book a pleasure to read.” .