Response to the Book


Musical Performances

"Oracle Stones": The Mined Over Matter concert at the Britannia Mine mill near Saanich, B.C. premiered composer Leslie Uyeda's composition based on the poem of the same name from Looking Through Stone and sung by soprano Heather Pawsey. Uyeda's "Oracle Stones" was performed again at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia on March 28, 2010, and at the Britannia Mine mill on May 15, 2011.

Poetry Performance

"Mineralogy Lesson": Selected as the text for a duet reading by Raven Garland and Freddy Niagara Fonseca in Poetry of the Four Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Candlelight Reading Series, Fairfield Creates Foundation, Iowa, USA, May 22, 2010.

Artist Inspiration

"Why": "I have been very touched by your lovely poem 'Why'. I recited it during my MFA graduate presentation...and it has been one of the inspirations for my rock work. I have used it on my website. http://www.anniskarpenko.com" – Annis Karpenko, MFA, MEd

Writers' Table Speech

Landscape / Inscape: How Looking Through Stone came to be written, The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, October 3, 2008 (the full text in Susan Ioannou Profile, page 69).

Reviews

"Poetry, thy muse is named 'rocks'"
Peter McBride, Ontario Mining Association Newsletter, May 30, 2007.

"Poetry: another tool for hard-rock mining”
Norm Tollinsky, Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal, June 2007.

"Poems about the Earth"
Andrew Linder, Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal, June 2007.

Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth
Jane Werniuk, Canadian Mining Journal, June 2007.

"Review of a little book that is unfortunately in English:
Geological knowledge in verse"
[translated from Danish]
Hans Kloster, Lapidomanen (Denmark), Vol,. 33, No. 3, July 2007.

Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth
Adge Covell, MinersAdvice, January 2008.

Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth
Gail Lennon, Resource Links, Vol. 13, No. 4, April 2008.

Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth
John Cunningham, Prairie Fire Review of Books, October 2008.

Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth
George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Chronicle Herald, June 14, 2009.

"Looking Through Stone: poetry and the eco-text"
Conrad DiDiodato, Word-Dreamer:poetics, July 24, 2009.

"Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth"
Alwynne B. Beaudoin, GEOLOG, The Newsmagazine of the Geological Association of Canada,
Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall 2009.

" 'A Humble Translation of Eons into Words': Susan Ioannou’s Penetration of Earth’s Layers in Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth"
Monika Lee, Vallum Magazine, Issue 7:1, Fall/Winter 2010.


Other Press

"New Book: Looking Through Stone"
PDAC Mining Matters News, Issue 9, April 2007.

Chapter and Verse Interview
Dan Lessard, Points North, CBC Radio One Sudbury, 99.9 FM, May 1, 2007.

"The Poetry of Minerals"
The Pink Dolomite Saddle, Vol. 107, No. 5, May 2007
Monthly Bulletin of the Niagara Peninsula Geological Society.

Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth
Educational Resources
Mineral Resources Education Program of British Columbia.

Looking Through Stone – Poems about the Earth
Republic of Mining (Mining Culture), March 13, 2008.

Looking Through Stone – Poems about the Earth
Metal Minings News, March 13, 2008.

Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth
Journal of Canadian Studies, New Books, Vol. 42, No. 3, Fall 2008.

Also

To look inside, click Contents
To enjoy a sample, click Four Poems
To listen to Susan reading excerpts and describing the inspiration for the book, click AuthorsAloud

Print edition (SOLD OUT) published in 2007 by Your Scrivener Press, ISBN 978-1-896350-22-6.
eBook edition published in 2010 by Wordwrights Canada, eISBN 978-0-920835-34-0.


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