Deep Calls to Deep

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About the author:
Susan J Mardinly is a poet, professional singer, teacher and author. She began writing at an early age, winning numerous awards in Philadelphia poetry contests and publishing. Pursuing a career in opera, she was also featured as one of Denver Poets, publishing and reading around Colorado.  Settling in New England, she wrote children's books for her daughters, taught and sang professionally. With her daughters in college, she pursued graduate degrees, taught and administered on the college level and obtained research grants to study the music of women composers. She continued to solo with opera companies and on concert series, but a near-fatal car accident changed her life.  She has devoted more time to research and writing and has now published thirty musical scores, feature articles in journals, and a PhD dissertation.  She reads poetry frequently, and has published, recently in Naugatuck River Review.   "Deep Calls to Deep" is her first book of poetry.  Everything in it comes from her own experience.
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Deep Calls to Deep
 

Authored by Susan J Mardinly

"Marrying the ancient with the contemporary, these poems blaze with power, profundity and palpable passion. The sounds and flavors, the journeys and stories are not simple, or easily accessible, but even richer after a second reading." 
John L. Stanizzi, author of After the Bell and three other collections (on Amazon) and twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
"Mardinly's poetry is fresh, combining thoughts and phrases and words in new and unpredictable ways. You are sure to find poems you will want to revisit and read aloud simply for the pleasure of the sound, and other poems you will return to because you know there is a deeper meaning waiting to be explored." Donna Marie Merritt, author of four poetry books, including Her House and Other Poems ((c) 2013, Stairwell Books, http://usshop.stairwellbooks.co.uk)

Through the millennia, some things are constant: love, joy of bearing children, the sweetness of nature; the despair of hunger, betrayal, hypocrisy, war. Ancestral voices from the deepest part of my being tell stories so like my own, and I see a cyclic pattern of creation and destruction in all the ages of history. I traveled to see the Neanderthal man and the place of the Delphic oracle. I traveled to research previously unknown family lines: Jews in Amsterdam, Assyrians descended from King Assurbanipal, Armenians from Diyarbakir, British living in pretty towns in England and Scots in Glasgow. I traveled to the caves of Lascaux, France and wondered how ice age humans lived and how they made such stunning cave art. I ask why does generation after generation allow some to rule while others starve?   There is such beauty everywhere and the potential to create a better world through the act of love. Perhaps we can stop our self-destruction and that of this wonderful earth.


Publication Date:
2014-01-16
ISBN/EAN13:
1494827107 / 9781494827106
Page Count:
62
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General




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