Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon is a freelance painter living in the Twin Cities. She loves working with writers, painting their words. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which likes to claim David Lynch as an alum. Susan is currently the editor and cartoonist for Sleet Magazine, an online literary journal.

Susan's work with Red Bird Chapbooks includes the following:

As I Walked into the Middle of the Night Squinting
Cabal of Angels
so she had the world
Clotheslines
Genius
Tree in Winter
Bat
First Kiss
Call the Moon
Catalpa

From Genius

SHE LOVED THE CAT

She loved the bendy yoga cat.
She loved the cat of the copper fur variety.
She loved the cat behind the lock
who spoke to the sound of the turn of the key.
She loved the cat whose eyes built pyramids.

She loved the cat.

She loved the cat who never killed.
She loved the cat who longed to kill.
She loved the cat who loved the sun,
whose profile glistened a deep copper gold.
She loved the cat who wouldn’t eat fish.

She loved the cat who sat on poems.
She loved the cat who listened to poems.

SHE LOVED THE CAT WHO HELD HER SECRETS.

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