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Salem in Seance, Poems by Susana H. Case


In the late 1600s, in Salem, Mass., unruly young girls were diagnosed medically as victims of witchcraft. Eventually, more than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Twenty were executed-nineteen by hanging, one by crushing. Salem in Seance by Susana H. Case is a narrative exploration of these shocking events, depicting this tumultous time with powerful detail.

Sample Poems by Susana H. Case

"In Salem in Seance, an incendiary collection of poems about accused witches, Susana H. Case recreates a world of sickening contingencies. With style and compassion, she evokes the stories of the mostly women and girls who were victims in the Salem Witch Trials, when 'those without powerful friends' were sometimes sentenced to be hanged, and one was even crushed. In these radiant poems, Case reminds what happened when 'Satan was present and active,' when a woman was "carried like a gust great distances through the air," when a woman 'signed her name in blood.'"-Margo Taft Stever

Susana H. Case is the author of several previous books and chapbooks, most recently Manual of Practical Sexual Advice (Kattywompus Press, 2012). She lives in New York.

ISBN 978-1625490025, 96 pages, $18.00

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