Sunday, June 13, 2010
Hands on: Susan Musgrave
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After her panel on making poetry "more visible" at the League of Canadian Poets conference, Musgrave clasped and reclasped her hands against her belly.
She mentioned that she frequently finds herself rubbing the bony brainpan of her bird ring.
Then she clasped her hands against her belly. And shifted and clasped them again, differently.
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Susan Musgrave's most recent novel was Cargo of Orchids (Knopf, 2000) and latest collection of poetry was Obituary of Light: the Sangan River Meditations (Leaf Press, 2009). She has been nominated, and has received awards, in five different categories of writing: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, personal essay, children's writing and for her work as an editor. She teaches poetry in the University of British Columbia's Optional-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Programme. She lives on Haida Gwaii.