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Alison Carb Sussman

Alison Carb Sussman won the Abroad Writers' Conference/Finishing Line Press Authors Poetry Contest for her poems “Acting Like a Woman” and “Reuniting With Mother at the Zoo.” She was awarded a conference registration and stay at the Butlers Townhouse in Dublin from December 12th to 19th, 2015. Her chapbook, On the Edge, a semi-finalist in Finishing Line's New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition 2012, was published by Finishing Line in May 2013. Her poems have appeared most recently in Gargoyle, Levure litteraire, Emory University's Lullwater Review, and The New York Times. Alison was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. Her chapbook, On the Edge, is available from Finishing Line Press and Amazon. She lives and writes in New York City.

 

 

 

Glass

After Vona Groarke

 

Something close to a child's wishbone; a measurement

of flowers and gingham; a pair of wrinkled black

Mary Janes; a barrette, with tufts of thin

blonde hair; freckles strewn

over a pink-cheeked, fat-thighed girl; a mother's skinned-alive

clothesline; the girl's crude lip

smears on a mirror; the pop-eyed mother swigging

Wild Irish Rose and coughing smoke; a barren

room filled with packing crates; a smashed

looking glass in a funhouse hallway. New

and old skins. Mum

and the balloon thing.

 

 

 

©2016 Alison Carb Sussman

 

 

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'Reuniting With Mother at the Zoo': Alison Carb Sussman poem in The New York Times

Poems by Alison Carb Sussman in Levure littéraire

Alison Carb Sussman poem in Burningword Literary Journal

 

 

 

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