Praise for "Things My Mother Left Behind"
“Susan Richardson is a remarkably skilled and passionate poet; hence, reading her becomes a visceral experience....
she is her voice – relentlessly authentic and unforgettable – which cannot be overshadowed by wells or walls for in her fragility lies her greatest strength.”
"In Things My Mother Left Behind, Susan Richardson speaks to the wounded soul in all of us. Her words echo with the terrible beauty of loss and disintegration, and the joy of being the fearless daughter of a best-loved father. Despite her unending battle with visual impairment, Susan sees more than most people, and the voice she has found in the darkness is an epiphany."
“Things My Mother Left Behind” is brilliant, honest, unfiltered and visceral. Susan’s words grab your soul, and paint images that resonate with anyone who reads it. A spirit of triumph and resiliency emerge from the journey she shares that is literally and figuratively shrouded in darkness and pain”