In Clarity Between Clouds, Susan Ioannou's disarmingly intimate voice strikes piercingly close to the harsh realities of existence, breaking open to reveal startling insights and sly bits of aphoristic wisdom. For Ioannou, poetry is a highly personal act which surfaces from everyday existence, permitting her to confront mortality and discover what is truly human. But Susan Ioannou's world is by no means narrowly composed. Rather, the poems in this collection expand beyond the everyday to include a dialogue with a Mannerist painting, a clever pastiche of Hugh MacDiarmid, and a sun-struck idyll in a Florentine piazza, to uncover the commonality of emotions even in the most exotic locations.
About the author
Susan Ioannou is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Clarity Between Clouds is her fourth book-length collection.
"An experience poet who makes her poems as tight as a dancer's leotard." — Poetry Canada Review
"Ioannou's work has a street-wise toughness, coupled with an eye for detail." — Books in Canada
Clarity Between CloudsCopies of Clarity Between Clouds, originally published by Goose Lane Editions, are still available through Wordwrights Canada: