Poetry Reading with Susan Glass
March 4, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 AM
San Jose
The Wild Language of Deer cover art

We were delighted to celebrate Susan Glass’ new book

The Wild Language of Deer

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 6pm
Vista Center
101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

This event featured a lively discussion of how braille has influenced Vista Board Member Susan Glass’ life, followed by a poetry reading. We learned how access to literature through this tactile language led to her successful career as a teacher, writer, and published author.

Susan Glass headshot

Susan Glass’ new book of poetry, The Wild Language of Deer, won the Elyse Wolf Prize offered by Slate Roof Press. Her poems have appeared in Snowy Egret, The Broad River Review, Birdland Journal, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, Honoring Nature: An Anthology of Authors and Artists Festival Writers, and elsewhere.

A California resident, she held a residency at the Cummington Community of the Arts in Massachusetts and received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. After teaching many years at San Jose State University and West Valley Community College, she now co-edits the Blind Californian Magazine for the California Council of the Blind, and the AABT Briefs newsletter for the American Association of Blind Teachers.

She and her husband John, who both serve on the board of Vista Center, share their home with her guide dog Omni, whose combined work ethic and silliness ensure that all three remain irreverent, active, and loved.

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