Susan Tichy read at Counterpath July 8, 2011. She is the author of four books, most recently Gallowglass (2010) and Bone Pagoda (2007), both from Ahsahta Press. Both books are underwritten by her experience as a war protester and as the wife (now widow) of a combat veteran. Bone Pagoda is an extended meditation on Vietnam, while Gallowglass takes its title from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic gal-óglac, a foreign soldier or mercenary. Her poems and mixed-genre works have appeared widely in the U.S. and Britain, and have been recognized by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, publication in the National Poetry Series, and numerous other awards. Since 1988 she has taught in the Graduate Writing Program at George Mason University. When not teaching, she lives in a ghost town in southern Colorado.