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Winner of the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas first Book Award.   
"Billboard in the Clouds"  is a volume of poems that intimately weaves the rhythms of warriors, family, clan, and people, with the songs of tides, winds, birds, and crops, and the intense strength of poet Suzanne Rancourt's own heartbeat. Rancourt creates her poems with a tongue that is sparse and clean, simple and elegant -- rich with music and purpose."  devorah major brown, author of Brown Glass Windows and where river meets ocean.

"Suzanne Rancourt's Billboard in the Clouds should go a long way dispelling the common plaint of non-Native new Englanders and upper-state New Yorkers that there are no Indian people in the area.  The Abenaki world in these poems resonates just as smoothly and clearly as similar Indian worlds do in Sherman Alexie novel or a Joy Harjo poem. Read this book and you will see what I'm talking about." 
                          ---Geary Hobson, author of The Last of the Ofos

"With vivid images and ecstatic intensity, Suzanne Rancourt maps the jagged contours of the contemporary landscape.  Her family stories show us how history weaves through our lives, how the simplest moments become ceremonies.  I am struck by her honesty, her refusal to look away from the most difficult truths.  Grounded in the northeast land of her ancestors, her poetry affirms a deep connectedness that is crucial to our survival."  ---Cheryl Savageau, author of Dirt Road Home

ISBN: 1-931896-08-9
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to Suzanne's poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and music.

Photography: The Bear Review "Ghost Dance"
Three Drops from a Cauldron #16 cover art "Moon Bow" June 2017

Fiction: "Gaming"  Northern New England Review, vol. 37

Original song: "Kataahdin"
http://dawnlandvoices.org/suzannne-rancourt/

Creative Non-Fiction:

"Full Bird at Red Clay." http://dawnlandvoices.org/suzanne-rancourt-featured-writer/

"Women Veterans and Multi Modal Post-Traumatic Growth: Making the Tree Whole Again" pg 72 - 85
https://www.stress.org/wp-content/uploads/Newsletter/January_2016_Combat_Stress/index.html

Interview with Amherst Writers' & Artists' founder, Pat Schneider
https://thesame.blog/2018/10/08/issue-14-2-interview-with-pat-schneider/

"The Bear That Stands" pg 29
Journal of Military Experience vol. 3

"Suzanne Rancourt's Authentic Voice: One Writer's GPS to Wholeness" appeared in Poets & Writers Readings & Workshops Blog October 11, 2013. Click HERE to read.

Poems:

"In My Mother In Me"  New Reader Magazine vol. 2 #5 

"Ode to Olivia, Mumma, and Me" Women Speak - 10th Anniversary Collection  WOAP

"Stones as Words" Winter 2019 Big Pond Rumours - International Literary Zine, Sarnia, ON 

"As My Mother Died She Became A Bird" River Heron Review

"When Your G String Breaks"  theSame

"Descent," "To Whom?", "Sumi-e - Self Portrait" Tiny Flames Press

​​"Blood on Blood" http://quidditylit.org/issue-11-2/ssrancourt/
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"Cleaning Drawers" Gyroscope Review

"Tuning Up"  Young Ravens Literary Review Issue 8

"Serf"  Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing Summer 2017 
Issue 3.2

"Impressive Education: Mrs. F. the Librarian," "The Boneman," "Maccha," "Mediterranean Blues," "When the Glacier is Gone."   Dawnland Voices 2.0 #4

In Memory of Maurice Kenny: "Who Strings the Bow?" 

 "Caput Mortuum," "Mish'ala," "Curves of Grace"
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In the Trenches Anthology, Verto Publishing, Poems - "Venom, Sweet Venom," "the dead are not dead," "A Bridge of Social Renaissance." 

http://www.chironreview.com/
#98   "The Baby Singer."

Ms. Rancourt's 4 poems French Translations by Beatrice Machet
Avec la bouche de qui je parle, Le voile réticent, Pères et fils – Brighton Beach, and Le bord. 

https://fourwindslitmag.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/f-o-u-r-w-i-n-d-s_2.pdf
"Harvesting the Spring."                  

http://militaryexperience.org/
Journal of Military Experience vol. 2 
"Throwing Stars"
"The Hunt"
"Ghost Nets"
"Tsunami Conflict"
"Visions of Clara"


Blue Streak: A Journal of Military Poetry
"The Smell of Blood"
"Why I Don't Meditate"

http://www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/images/ginosko11.pdf
"When the Wind Stops," "Ghost Nets," "Not Tonight," "The Edge"

http://o-dark-thirty.org/2012/11/28/rear-support/
"The Reticent Veil"

Writing of Indigenous New England
http://indigenousnewengland.com/items/show/300

"Running Out of Flags" House, Rancourt, & Wright Oct 2015
"Just this Side of Freedom" Smith & Rancourt Oct 2015
SongwritingWith:Soldiers
Whose Mouth Do I Speak With?


I can remember my father bringing home spruce gum.
He worked in the woods and filled his pockets
with golden chunks of pitch.
For his children
he provided this special sacrament
and we'd gather at his feet, around his legs,
bumping his lunchbox, and his empty thermos rattled inside.
Our skin would stick to Daddy's gluey clothing
and we'd smell like Mumma's Pine Sol.
We had no money for store bought gum
but that's all right.
The spruce gum
was so close to chewing amber
as though in our mouths we held the eyes of Coyote
and how many other children had fathers
that placed on their innocent, anxious tongues
the blood of trees?

Dawnland Voices calls attention to the 
little-known but extraordinarily rich literary 
traditions of New England’s Native Americans. This pathbreaking anthology includes both classic and contemporary literary works from ten New England indigenous nations: the Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Schaghticoke, and Wampanoag.

Through literary collaboration and recovery, Siobhan Senier and Native tribal historians and scholars have crafted a unique volume covering a variety of genres and historical periods. From the earliest petroglyphs and petitions to contemporary stories and hip-hop poetry, this volume highlights the diversity and strength of New England Native literary traditions. Dawnland Voices introduces readers to the compelling and unique literary heritage in New England, banishing the misconception that “real” Indians and their traditions vanished from that region centuries ago.
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                        PRE ORDER Ms. Rancourt's                                        newest book of poetry, murmurs at                                the gate  HERE
                            Suzanne S. Rancourt’s second                                    book of poetry uses both fictional                              and auto-biographical events to                                  create a chorus of survivors.                                      These poems for the unspeakable,                              the marginalized, the “in-betweeners,” create a chorus of survivors in the theater of life’s sorrow, love, tragedy, beauty, and profound human resiliency. (Book cover by Tif Holmes.)

Tupelo Press: Native Voices Anthology - poetry and author's craft essay  April, 2019 Click HERE for pre order info

"Photography in Geneva" Twist in Time # 5 Sept 2019

"there is no tide in this crescent bay" Door Is A Jar #10

"Shiver: with Maine Accent Shiva," "Morning Morendo,"
"Return Convolution: RECONvolution" 
Avatar Review #21

​"Old Stones as Photo Albums," "May Baskets,"   Exposition Review

"Letters Home," "A Wave Could Crash Upon Me," "afternoon," "Plasma," "Sleep Will Come Tomorrow" Grey Borders Magazine, Niagara Falls, ON

"Roda"  Shaking the Sheets Magazine 

Audio releases of Ms. Rancourt reading ​"Blood on Blood," Quiddity Lit NPR Radio
 "When Your G-String Breaks"  April 19, 2019, The Gyroscope Review.


 Ms. Rancourt has six poems in this incredibly          diverse Anthology that draws from writers globally,    various genres, ages, backgrounds.  This  Anthology looks at War and Conflict from multiple  human perspectives.  This is an educational  resource. Click HERE to order.
​Poems:  Mish'ala, Caput Mortuum, 
Curves of Grace
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Poems: 
Courage Grows Strong at the Wound,  Steelies 

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Includes "Whose Mouth Do I Speak With?"
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