and Other Poems

“Susan Mesinai’s poems are spiritual, inquisitive, and generous—an alchemy of language. With imagistic lines and surprising off-rhymes, their many cadenced voices range from Raoul Wallenberg’s isolation cell to Jacob’s ladder-totem-pole; Kali’s broad sweeping grounds to a mother’s mother’s healing well; a daughter who “…plants her feet on mine…laughing backwards” to a wife’s full moon face ‘braver than any war.’ I’m grateful for these new connections to this bright, agile world of constantly renewing relationships.”

—Christianne Balk, Author of Bindweed and Desiring Flight

“Susan Mesinai, activist, poet, moral conscience, sends dispatches from a spiritual battlefront…. Lyrical, personal, fiercely honest, an American Akhmatova, Mesinai bears witness to the madness of her time, and to hard-won moments of sanity and hope in this incandescent collection of poems.”

—Marcus Boon, York University, Author of The Road to Excess

At this Spring, you will find me, in all my
smiling Invisibility
Part of the play of lights and darks dancing
on the
Waters of a Sacred Well, giving Vision to the
Blind & Healing.
Here I will dwell, even in this lifetime
For I have come Home.

—from the poem “Welsh Woman Wandering”

2007 | 110 pages