SUSAN DELANEY SPEAR

Poet & Professor

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skim the praise for Learning the Secrets of English Verse, read the reviews of Beyond All Bearing and my newest release,

On Earth...

New Release

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On Earth...

These poems were born in the ups and downs of the “here and now”: hot air balloon rides, an afternoon jog, the everyday beauty of the natural world, yoga, Impressionist art, a global pandemic, and the inadequacy of words. And yet, these poems are ever looking forward to when the “there and then” joins the “here and now,” on Earth.

 
 

Books & Poetry

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Woman Typing

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Her precise delineations of the natural world; and her lively wit and playful humor. One cannot help but be profoundly moved."

—Catherine Chandler, Winner of the Richard Wilbur award

 

Awards

2021

“The Messenger,” a sonnet crown, won the Kim Bridgford Memorial Sonnet Contest Award in 2021.

2016

The Price of Pomegranates was scored by Jerome Malek and staged in workshop performance at Writing the Rockies, a conference at Western University, on July 22, 2016.

2009

“The Lovers’ Knot” won Honorable Mention in the Denver Women’s Press Club “Unknown Writers Contest 2009”

 
Books

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Susan Spear's new collection of poems, Beyond All Bearing, encompasses matters of compassion, love, and human loss with insight and grace. Several of them are fearlessly experimental . . . and many are admirably rendered in traditional forms.

--Marilyn L. Taylor, Wisconsin Poet Laureate