Hive by Suzanne Mercury


Hive by Suzanne Mercury

Lyrically audacious poems by Suzanne Mercury


About Hive

“Who knows how anything/happens?” muses Suzanne Mercury, not entirely rhetorically, in a beguiling moment of her long and shimmering poem—which seems after nothing less than an understanding of nature’s deep structures. Pursuing the matter, Mercury dives into the zone of formal experimentation, dispatches delicious diction, and builds lyrical gems. There is much she does with space, and her powers of description seem a reflection of a beautifully buzzing mind. In Hive resides deep query, much brightness, and undeniable sweetness.— Danielle Legros Georges, Poet Laureate, City of Boston, 2015-2019

Author photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz

Suzanne Mercury is the author of two chapbooks, Sassafracas (Xerolage 69), a collection of photographs of visual poems that she made out of scraps of dichroic glass (2018, Xexoxial Editions) and Hand to Earth (2019, Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs). Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including SpoKe, Truck, Summer Stock, Bombay Gin, Sonora Review, Arts & Letters, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, as well as in the anthologies Let the Bucket Down and The Wisdoms of the Universes in a Single String of Letters. A graduate of Smith College and Syracuse University’s MFA program in creative writing, she lives in the greater Boston area where she creates sustainable gardens and keeps bees