be full

Published by Ibis Books in 2019, is available.

“Indeed, the poems of be full will fill your heart and mind with extraordinary moments from the seemingly ordinary landscapes of life, drawn with keen words and a passionate voice as soulful as it is honest.” - Richard Blanco, author of Looking for the Gulf Motel

Ah, Susan, I know you can hear me .... Your work has taken hold of me again, with be full. The lilt, the tickle and tingle, the rents, riffs, and roils, the utter utterness of the world--you knew and bespoke these things far better than most of us ever could. Thank you, Susie, for a bequest beyond reckoning.” - Dan Wheeler, bookseller emeritus

“​Susan Allison's poems are as honest, passionate, and humane as she herself remained to the very end. How fortunate we are, having lost Susan herself, not to have lost her one-of-a-kind voice!” - Rennie McQuilkin, Connecticut Poet Laureate 2015-2018, author of The Readiness

Be Full