Susan Tepper is the author of nine published books of fiction and poetry.

Her tenth book, titled 9X9, will be released shortly by Cervena Barva Press.

Tepper is in the production phase of an Off-Broadway play that concerns artist Jackson Pollock in his later years.


All The Fish In All The Oceans

Only when the blood
has been hardened
into knots— can be used
for tying up fruit bags
bread loaves
the poultry
potatoes and the meat,
all the fish in all the oceans
Only when men of greatly
disturbed power
finally come to recognize
fall to their knees
choking down
the blood knots of their own making