Mother in Summer

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-5130-7

Cloth Text – $49.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-5129-1
Publication Date
May 2002
Page Count
90 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Mother in Summer

Susan Hahn

Mother in Summer is a collection of poems offering candid, powerful insight into the grief of losing a parent.
About the Author

Susan Hahn is a poet and playwright and has been the editor of TriQuarterly magazine since 1997. She has published four books of poetry, most recently Holiday (University of Chicago Press, 2001) and is the recipient of numerous awards for poetry including The Society for Midland Authors Award, The George Kent Prize from Poetry magazine and many Illinois Arts Council Awards.

"Susan Hahn's Mother in Summer is a flowering bulb from the raw, dank earth of sorrow and loss. It is vivid, luminous, and heartbreakingly moving, reaching the mind and soul through contrapuntal images of memory and yearnings for life's impossible continuity." --Chaim Potok
"In its fierceness, its refusal to take things as they are, Susan Hahn's work will remind many readers of the poetry of Sylvia Plath." --David Kirby, Chicago Tribune
"Hahn's attunement to topsy-turvy psychological states and her hyperawareness of the body's vulnerability charge her elegant poems with a stinging electricity, and her vision of disease as an ancient, reptilian force, and our perpetual helplessness before it, renders her grief timeless and quintessentially human." --Booklist