Talking to the Night by Susan Meehan

The cover of Talking to the Night by Susan Meehan, published August 2017 by Day Eight

Talking to the Night is the first book of poetry by 2017 DC Poet Project winner Susan Meehan.

In the book, Meehan discusses her years as an activist, mother, leading civil servant, and advocate.

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“Susan Meehan brings the same passionate commitment to her poems as she has to her life as an activist. Talking to the Night is populated with works that grab your attention with their clarity and fierce honesty… Her poems’ authoritative power will fill your spirit.” — National book award winner Terence Winch

“These poems gaze into life’s sighs and pauses, with the courage to hold the pain close.” —Joseph Ross, author of AcheGospel of Dust, and Meeting Bone Man

“Susan Meehan’s ‘Talking to the Night’ is bursting at the seams with decades of braided memories…. It’s not nostalgia. Rather, Meehan gives us honest-to-goodness time travel through tablecloths, alleys, and blood. Meehan’s work is endlessly satisfying with its steady refrains and burgundy hues. The curve at the end of the road always catching you by surprise.”— Danielle Evennou

The cover image is by conservation photographer Jim Dougherty.

The DC Poet Project is produced by Day Eight through support from the DC Commission on the Arts, LISC DC, and through the support of participating poets and partners, including the DC Public Library, Upshur Street Books, American Poetry Museum, and BRINK media and poets Gregory Luce, Elizabeth Ashe, Abdul Ali, Ethelbert Miller, Melanie Figg, Joseph Ross, and Danielle Evennou.

Author Susan Meehan, 2017 DC Poet Project winner