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Linda Sussman & Emily-Sue Sloane: “Crossroads of Verse”

Afternoon TEA is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts | April 10, 2024 at 2pm

Linda Sussman & Emily-Sue Sloane: “Crossroads of Verse”

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Creativity intersects at many corners, and in “CROSSROADS OF VERSE” singer-songwriter Linda Sussman and poet Emily-Sue Sloane share their award-winning talents in a program that stirs hearts and minds. These Huntington Station-based artists take you on a journey from the light-hearted to the thought-provoking as they weave a conversation through original music and spoken word.



Linda Sussman is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose music crosses boundaries of alternative-folk and blues. Her versatile vocals are backed by her strong rhythm and fingerstyle guitar, with a touch of slide. With songs that span universal themes, from heartache and triumphs to calls for social justice, her music has charted at #1 on the Roots Music Report’s weekly Alternative-Folk Album Chart, and her These Walls album is ranked #4 on the RMR’s Best in 2021 Alt-Folk Album Chart. Sussman’s music can be heard on radio programs both in the US and abroad. She has played many stages, from the iconic The Bitter End on NYC’s Bleecker Street to LIMeHOF (Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame) to the more intimate Radio Bean in Vermont. Sussman released her latest album, Win or Lose, in February of this year (2024), her fifth album since 2018. [Music on all streaming platforms. More at LindaSussman.com] 


Linda Sussman makes music worth listening to. She makes the personal universal and the universal personal.” 

— Ron Cooke, radio host (KTAL) 

Linda Sussman has become a voice for the voiceless. It makes us believe that the power of art can help us find solace, strength, and the courage to create a better world.” 

Sinusoidal Music 




Emily-Sue Sloane is an award-winning poet who writes to capture moments of wonder, worry and human connection. She finds inspiration in her backyard, at the beach, in the news and in watching and listening to folks along the way. Her first poetry collection, We Are Beach Glass, was published in 2022, and a new chapbook, Disconnects and Other Broken Threads, became available in March 2024 from West Coast publisher The Poetry Box. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies and has won 1st-place awards from the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society, Performance Poets Association, Princess Ronkonkoma Productions, the Long Island Fair, Calling All Writers and the Babylon Village Arts Council. [Learn more at EmilySueSloane.com] 


“[In Disconnects and Other Broken Threads] Sloane suggests again and again, with rage, regret, humor, irony and anger: This is what it takes to be alive.” 

— Scudder Parker, author, Safe as Lightning 


“In We Are Beach Glass, Emily-Sue Sloane reveals the quiet wisdom of the natural world and the hard-won wisdom of a life well-observed. Her voice is strong, tender and immediate and, like a trusted friend, speaks necessary truth.”  

— Weslea Sidon, author, The Fool Sings 

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