This Kind of Knowing by Susannah Sheffer
Paperback, 31 pages
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This Kind of Knowing is built of driven lines where we explore mysterious tensions, "in the cage where the heart paces." From the very beginning, in "Caving," these poems are alive, "like something blooming,/ like something you never imagined/ but realized with surprise/ that you could, actually, love." Thumb through the back issues of Bear River Review. for some of the pieces from This Kind of Knowing.
Susannah Sheffer is a staff writer at the national organization Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights, and also works with teenagers, helping them to understand their lives through writing. In addition to This Kind of Knowing, check out her new nonfiction title, Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013).
Since the publication of This Kind of Knowing, Susannah Sheffer's more recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, The Examined Life, Tar River Poetry, Barrow Street, and The Connecticut River Review, and one has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Susannah is a clinical mental health counselor who works with people who have experienced various kinds of trauma, and her book Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2013.