Join Suzanne S. Rancourt for a reading from her new book of poetry, murmurs at the gate.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Suzanne S. Rancourt’s second book of poetry uses both fictional and auto-biographical events to create a chorus of survivors. These poems for the unspeakable, the marginalized, the “in-betweeners,” create a chorus of survivors in the theatre of life’s sorrow, love, tragedy, beauty, and profound human resiliency. Ms. Rancourt’s life attests to being a survivor, and states, “Prejudice is non-discriminatory.” murmurs at the gate, is a poetic narrative that explores the harsh measures of life’s wars. “If we are at war with everything, who are the Warriors? Who are the survivors? And, for how long does the war cry reverberate?” Marine and Army veteran, and multi-modal artist, Ms. Rancourt brings to the reader her rich and diverse metaphors inspired by rural mountain living and Native American cultures. Ms. Rancourt honors all her ancestors in this astounding book where every murmur could be your own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ms. Rancourt, of Abenaki/Huron decent, is a multi-modal Expressive Arts Therapist and CASAC with degrees in psychology, and creative writing. Her earlier book of poetry, Billboard in the Clouds, received the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award. Her second is murmurs at the gate, from Unsolicited Press. Ms. Rancourt’s work has appeared in Tiny Flames Press, Big Pond Rumours, Quiddity, River Heron Review, Shaking the Sheets, The Gyroscope Review, theSame, Young Ravens Literary Review # 8, Tupelo Press Native Voices Anthology, Bright Hill Press 25th Anniversary Anthology, Dawnland Voices 2.0 #4, Northern New England Review, mgversion2>datura, Sli
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