TAMIU Writing Instructor Publishes Book of Poems
Posted: 11/15/12

TAMIU Writing Instructor
Publishes Book of Poems

Feel the wide expanse of the Western landscape through tough vistas in “Horse-Minded,” a book of poems by Suzette Marie Bishop, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) adjunct faculty, English.

The poems take the reader through tough vistas for a human and spiritual experience.

“Equestrian aerialists and auto-crash survivors populate Suzette Bishop's built environments along with ocelots and octopus. Poems pulse with particulars so plausible, their surreal transport surprises us: ‘the tile floor becomes a blanket around the alchemist’ or ‘the cornfield, dormant, unhinges/ like a glacier,’ ” said reviewer Lori Anderson Moseman, writer and poet.

“Bishop hangs readers over an ocean cliff then asks us to examine the edge of a document. Cinematic and compassionate, Bishop's collage experiments give us the human body: its heart's cadence, its brain's lesions. No one is immune from discovery when Bishop hands over the reins of her technically trained horse-mind.

“A submarine designer's daughter discovers: ‘whales are nothing like/ the metal cylinders you make/ for men in white uniforms/ turning to ghosts already, father,/ moving through iron passages.’ Bishop is an innovative painter in these historic hybrids. She gives us our exploited natural world as if it were a new horizon,” Anderson Moseman praises.

Bishop’s previous book, “She Took Off Her Wings and Shoes,” won the May Swenson Award.

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