Milwaukee Does Strange Things To People: New and Selected Poems 1979-2007
Author: Susan Firer
Publisher: Backwaters Press (2007)
Wild and freely imaginative poems by this Whitman and Neruda-influenced poet who celebrates the life of the Milwaukee area where she lives and grew up.
"Firer's rich poetry—powerful and beautiful—creates a house whose rooms, by turns restful and invigorating, you will want to admire, borrow from, and revisit. She is a fiercely regional architect who ought to be known widely."
"The best part about Milwaukee Does Strange Things To People is that, because it features almost three decades of work, it allows readers to witness Firer's metamorphosis from a young, intellectual spitfire to a wise and reverent woman who's still willing to dip a toe—or three—into the ever-changing lake."