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Dreams for Breakfast

Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781907056352

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In her second poetry collection, Susan Millar DuMars patrols the dangerous border between daylight’s fragile peace and the dark reckonings of our dreams. The poems are sensual, surreal, dark and darkly funny. Sarah Palin loses her head; Albert Speer plants a garden; Plato’s ghost stares into an empty fridge while Stephen Fry bestows Champagne kisses. Women lose their faces but find their voices as “We dive into / the language sea”. Time to take the plunge for yourself.

"Millar DuMars walks the tightrope strung between the House of Mirth and the Temple of Poetry - and gets it right."
Grace Wells

Susan Millar DuMars was born in Philadelphia in 1966. Her debut poetry collection, Big Pink Umbrella, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2008. Her work will also feature in The Best of Irish Poetry 2010 and a forthcoming Dedalus anthology of immigrant poetry written in Ireland. A fiction writer as well, she published a collection of short stories, American Girls, with Lapwing in 2007, and is at work on a further story collection. Susan has been the recipient of an Arts Council Literature Bursary. She lives in Galway, where she works as a creative writing teacher. Susan and her husband have run the Over the Edge readings series since 2003.
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