"Susan Musgrave has always trusted A.E. Housman's definition of poetry: words that affect us physically, that find their way to something deep inside that is obscure and latent, something older than the present organization of ourselves." ~ Leaf Press
Susan Musgrave 2014 Winner
Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life
It has a New Title, and it will now be published in the spring of 2015 by Whitecap.
A TASTE OF HAIDA GWAII: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World
Includes Susan Musgrave's highly coveted sourdough bread recipe and more in "From the Forage of the Oven" a chapter on beach combing and wash-up and a recipe for Shipwrecked Chicken Wings; in "A Rogue's Galley", and you will read about a local fisherman who offered an exotic dancer 50 lbs of shrimp to spend the night with him, and a famous politician's recipe for Rustled Beef by Gaslight.
Force Field anthology book reviewers' favourite read of 2013
Quirky tales, compelling poetry, social commentary make cut The Vancouver Sun asked
a few of our freelance book reviewers to choose some of their favourite reads of 2013.
By Mary Ann Moore, Brett Josef Grubisic Candace Fertile and Tom Sandborn, Special To The Sun February 3, 2014
The ReLit Awards has abandoned its infamously thorough longlists in favour of 10-title shortlists.Founded by writer Kenneth J. Harvey, the annual awards recognize novels, short fiction, and poetry published by Canadian independent literary presses. The winners will be presented with specially crafted ReLit rings at a date to be announced.*
"Alden Nowlan: Selected Poems, first published in 1996 by Anansi, gets a makeover and new
introduction by Susan Musgrave in a newly released edition, joining works like Atwood’s The Circle Game
and Dennis Lee’s Civil Elegies in the Anansi A List."
BC Magazine :Island CHARACTER
Poet and Writer reflects on her next chapter as cookbook author and owner of an eclectic Haida Gwaii guest house.
The author and poet Susan Musgrave discusses life on Haida Gwaii, poetry, education, and the collection she’s edited, Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2013), with Joseph Planta.
Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia edited by Susan Musgrave (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2013).
Susan Musgrave is the author of 27 books, of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and children's literature. She recently won the B.C. Civil Liberties Association Liberty Award for art and the Spirit Bear Award, which honours writers who make a significant contribution to the poetry of the Pacific Northwest.
Musgrave dropped by North by Northwest to talk about her latest novel, Given, which is a sequel to her earlier novel Cargo of Orchids. The book is full of ghosts and dreams, and characters who live on the margins in various ways. Its themes include motherhood and loss. The narrative opens dramatically with an accident on a California highway, in which a prisoner facing a death sentence escapes and heads up the coast to British Columbia, where she reunites with her husband. That's just the beginning of an action-packed story.
Taking its title from the 1985 movie about a housewife who gets amnesia and is mistaken for a drifter, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s anthology charts the wildly diverse lives, experiences, and perspectives of Canadian poets exclusively called “Susan”.
Toronto Public Library Announces 2012 First & Best Booklist the highly anticipated selection of the
year’s best in Canadian books for children from birth to age five that are fun to read and help build early literacy skills.