She Took Off Her Wings
She Took Off Her Wings and Shoes
She Took Off Her Wings and Shoes
Suzette Bishop

73 pages
Published: 2004

ISBN 978-0-87421-576-2
paper $13.95

ISBN 978-0-87421-483-3
e-book $10.95

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She Took Off Her Wings and Shoes

Volume 7 of the Swenson Poetry Award

Suzette Bishop

Foreword by Alicia Ostriker

"The book is wild, bold, furious, generous, unsubdued, hilariously and painfully juxtaposing whole strata of languages in chunks of cognitive dissonance that tell more about our culture and our world than volumes of sociology, She Took Off Her Wings and Shoes is deeply personal, extravagantly public art. It is experimental in ways that May Swenson would have applauded."
—Alicia Ostriker

Suzette Marie Bishop teaches writing at Texas A&M International University. This will be her first full-length book, though she's published a chapbook and many individual poems in national poetry journals. Nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, Ms. Bishop's credits include publications in Antioch Review, 13th Moon, Eratica, Aries, The Little Magazine, and many other literary journals. As a poet and writing teacher on the faculty of Texas A&M International, she gives many readings, as well as workshops for gifted children, seniors, and other writers on the US-Mexico border; she has worked with at-risk youth and with the rural Hispanic community.