Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Susan Henderson

Susan Henderson is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets award. She is the author of the novels Up from the Blue (2010) and The Flicker of Old Dreams (2018).

Recently I asked Henderson about what she was reading. Her reply:
I'm currently reading Jennifer Haupt's In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, inspired by her time spent as a journalist in Rwanda. It digs deep into trauma to find hope, grace, and a sense of resolution.

Two books I read recently and loved were Hala Alyan's Salt Houses -- a particularly poetic story of a Palestinian family in exile, and Max Porter's Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, that I've now read four times. It's not really a novel (though it says on the cover that it is) and it's not really poetry. It's just a weird and fantastic emotional ride of a family coming to terms with death, with one of the narrators being a crow.
Visit Susan Henderson's website.

The Page 69 Test: Up From the Blue.

The Page 69 Test: The Flicker of Old Dreams.

--Marshal Zeringue