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Susan McCaslin
Something Ferried Across
Title: Sussan McCaslin
Sub Title: Something Ferried Across
Episode: P053
START: February 06, 2023
ENDS: February 19, 2023
Length: 26'' mins
Host/Producer: Ingrid Rose

Susan McCaslin, Canadian poet, essayist, and literary scholar, lives in Fort Langley, BC, in Canada.

She first met Ted Blodgett in 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, where both read from their recent volumes of poetry published by the University of Alberta Press in its Currents series.

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I looked up, way up, into the eyes of this gentle giant of a poet, Susan comments in her conversation with Writers Radio host, Ingrid Rose.

When Ted and his wife Irena moved to Surrey, BC, the two poets became friends. Susan was privileged to witness Ted's poetry as it emerged, specifically his prolific output toward the end of his life. Ted said, I don't know where the poems come from.

Susan's most recent published work is Heart Work, Ekstasis Editions, 2020. For an overview of her work visit Susan's website.
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Edward Dickinson (Ted) Blodgett (1935-2018) had a long teaching career and published many volumes of poetry. Accomplished musician as well as translator, he received the Governor General Award for Poetry in 1996 for his collection Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano and a Governor General Translation Award for Transfiguration in 1999.

Ted's final book of poetry, Walking Into God, was edited posthumously by Susan McCaslin. Its publication is forthcoming from Fairleigh Dickenson University Press.