Skinny dipping, a cultural phenomenon of the 1920s, is about liberation, rebellion and youth as much as it is about revealing one’s vulnerabilities. Leaving her small hometown to venture out into the world and immerse herself in art and literature, the persona must shed her outer layers to find her core self.
Suzanne Collins has been called a “late bloomer” by critics. Her first book, Wonders at the Corner, was published after she retired from her lengthy career as a university instructor. Her work has also appeared in Poetry as Liturgy: An Anthology by Canadian Poets. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband.