Patrick Smith

Susannah & the Elders is a book-length retelling of a story from the Old Testament that joins a long tradition of artistic and poetic works on the theme: a woman is accosted by two judges who demand that she accept their advances or be accused of adultery. It was a favorite topic of Renaissance painters like Artemisia Gentelleschi, whose painting is on the back cover. Thomas Hart Benton’s contemporary painting illustrates the front cover. The poem is written in long-line triplets with vigorous experimental syntax.

Susannah & the Elders, 1992 (ISBN 0-942908-11-2)

Other Pancake Press Poets

Stephen Dunning
Do You Fear No One
1982 (ISBN 0-942908-05-8)

David Ray
On Wednesday I Cleaned Out My Wallet
1985 (ISBN 0-942908-07-4) 

John Logan
The Transformation
1983 (ISBN 0-942908-07-4)