Susan Firer

The Laugh We Make When We Fall

Backwaters Press, 2002

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Critical Praise

To read the poetry of Susan Firer is to enter a unique building constructed by the imagination, like Kubla Khan's pleasure-dome, out of the shimmering material of words. These poems reveal a love of language both for its own dear sake and for its ability to deliver the news some of us cannot live without.
-Billy Collins

The force of her language seems to pressure the dull coals of experience into diamonds.... a brave, flamboyant and independent sensibility.

Whitman, cataloguer savant, would indeed be proud.
--Vince Gotera in North American Review

Selected Poems


Eating Pears