Thursday, January 05, 2006

Suzy Zeus Gets Organized

If you're looking for a good read you should try out Maggie Robbins' long, rhymed poem/novella, "Suzy Zeus Gets Organized." Mentioned in the seminal book on depression, "The Noonday Demon," Robbins is witty and funny, and her work is also a good look at how someone recovers from a crisis with manic depression. She writes on her site that in college she used to go up at readings with sections of these poems, like a boyfriend peeing out a window, and I imagine they went over pretty well with the audience. In the end, the story as a whole reads better than any individual line; it's best read quickly, probably, as I did over a few hours. Here's the Web site for the book: http://suzyzeus.maggierobbins.com/

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