Susan Quist
Novelist, Poet, Security Guard


A FEDERAL CASE

This little poetry book has a history that involves the Chicago Seven conspiracy trial and pre-publication censorship.

I'm working on that story now. Along with many others.

There are more important things going on in the world, but in view of some of the things going on, it might be instructive to see how and why the feds got their mitts on a poetry book.

Will keep you posted as details come to light.

SQ

ON THE WAY
TO THE CLAP CLINIC
Poems by Susan Quist

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KIND WORDS FROM CHARLES BUKOWSKI

Mid-Feb. 1977

Hello Susan Quist:
you put the wiz in wisdom...you know how to wire it up so people can read it without getting a headache...keep it going and try to keep them from burning you alive.

BUK



KIND WORDS FROM KURT VONNEGUT

March 17, 1977

Dear Ms. Quist --

Thank you belatedly for your Valentine, On the Way to the Clap Clinic, a terrible title for such a tender and funny collection of good poems... I hope there will be many more...I show your book around to literate people who uniformly agree that you are a highly respectable poet and entertainer, and, if you are the lady on the cover, a great beauty as well.

Happy Easter --
Kurt Vonnegut
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Selected Works

Susan Quist “put the wiz in wisdom.” Charles Bukowski
Short Story
Inspired by Lenny Bruce and Mel Brooks, this drop-dead funny story made the cover of Ms. Magazine.
Novel
"Not the dull chronology of life, but rather its essence made real--this is what Susan Quist gives us... Jerome Klinkowitz
Collected Poetry
"A terrible title for such a tender and funny collection of good poems...I hope there will be many more." Kurt Vonnegut.

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