Fifty-five years ago today, April Fool's Day as well as Easter Sunday, my sister was born. With that combination of fact, how could she be anything other than artist and activist! And soon, she will have her first book published. I have written Susanne two poems, 'Repair' and 'Quietly' for the way she sees and speaks, with many layers, and with such goodwill, exuberance and eloquence. Susanne, I wish you laughter and joy on your birthday.
Photo: Bushes at a beach in Barcelona; my sister Susanne stood near me as I photographed.
Here is the website of the Pittsburgh-based artist, Susanne Slavick: http://artscool.cfa.cmu.edu/~slavick/
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