By coincidence, her first novel will be launched shortly before the Nov. 6th poetry reading, on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd. It includes poems, some of which she will read later at the open mic reading. Entitled ‘Juanita Wildrose: My True Life’ (Pedlar Press), the book will be launched at Landon Branch Library, 167 Wortley Rd, 7:30 to 8:30 pm. It is a reminiscent piece touching on motherhood, mortality, love and sex.
Susan Downe’s work (poetry and fiction) has appeared in Fiddlehead, Grain, Prairie Fire, Canadian Forum, and Pottersfield Portfolio, and is included in several anthologies.
Her first book of poems, a chapbook called ‘Between This . . . and This’ (Spanish Onion Press, 1998), dealt with her father's death and it’s effect on her mother.