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Susan Rich
Works at Highline Community College
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Poetry For Fighting Fires - Washington Poet Laureate Focuses On Our State
Fires Near Lake Chelan, August 2015 Elizabeth Austen , Washington State Poet Laureate is creating an anthology of poems calling attention to the wildfires currently blazing in our state. Firefighters have come from as faraway as Australia to help with the w...
Fires Near Lake Chelan, August 2015 Elizabeth Austen, Washington State Poet Laureate is creating an anthology of poems calling attention to the wildfires currently blazing in our state. Firefighters have come from as faraway ...
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Cloud Pharmacy reviewed in Poetry Northwest
Cloud Pharmacy reviewed! Thanks to Katy E. Ellis for such a thoughtful review in Poetry Northwest . A year after the collection has been released~ it's a lovely surprise. Here is a quote from Ellis: Cloud Pharmacy  pulls the reader through a satisfying stor...
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My First Video Poem - Try To Be Done Now With Words - by Carol Sawyer
Try To Be Done Now With Words from Carol Elinor Sawyer on Vimeo . Don't let the "Sorry" fool you, you can watch "Try To Be Done Now With Words" on the vimeo site and I so hope you do --- we need your input! Carol Sawyer and I would like to know if you think...
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Tips For Publishing Chapbooks and Applying to Residencies - What I've Learned As A Judge
Judging other writers' work is, at best, strange. The act feels something like peering into people's front windows as you walk down quiet streets at nightfall. You see the good, the bad, and the just plain embarrassing. For five years, I served as an editor...
Judging other writers' work is, at best, strange. The act feels something like peering into people's front windows as you walk down quiet streets at nightfall. You see the good, the bad, and the just plain embarrassing. For f...
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Visiting Indira Gandhi's Palmist with Kirun Kapur
An exceptional first book by Kirun Kapur Certainly this cover grabbed my full attention even before I was treated to the poems inside."Heart is Not Ten or Twenty" is the title and the artist,   S. H. Raza  is a fascinating Indian painter who lived much of h...
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Announcing the Russell - Rich Scholarship
Open the door to your creative life Once upon a time, two women had an idea. What if they could create the perfect writing retreat? Of course there would be chocolate and good things to eat; there would also be a profound respect for each and every particip...
Open the door to your creative life Once upon a time, two women had an idea. What if they could create the perfect writing retreat? Of course there would be chocolate and good things to eat; there would also be a profound res...
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Breaking News (In My World) - Reading at BPL
Boston Public Library Reading Room, 2010 I took this photograph of the Boston Public Library Reading Room when I visited Boston and Cambridge on a book tour in 2010. I visited the courtyard, the map cafe, and this awe inspiring reading room. I photographed ...
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A New Tape Measure For Measuring Success -- In Poetry
What does success taste like? The word success immediately evokes an image in my mind of many shiny objects: a host of silver coins spiraling along a calm ocean, dazzling, against an endless blue sky. Okay. Let’s face it, this image is somewhat cheesy and a...
What does success taste like? The word success immediately evokes an image in my mind of many shiny objects: a host of silver coins spiraling along a calm ocean, dazzling, against an endless blue sky. Okay. Let’s face it, thi...
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It's a CRIME not to read this...
I love my job as Poetry Editor for The Human Hot off the press is The Human journal's   Crime Writing Special Issue  including crime poetry. True confession: I have always wanted to work as a private detective. In fact, I think that the skills that one need...
I love my job as Poetry Editor for The Human Hot off the press is The Human journal's  Crime Writing Special Issue  including crime poetry. True confession: I have always wanted to work as a private detective. In fact, I thin...
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Sign-up for Poets on the Coast: We Are 2 Spots Away from Full!
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Katie Woodzick Interviews Me at the House of Sky
Sweet Peas from the House of Sky's garden               An old postcard of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova appears in the left foreground of the frame, just in front of a souvenir of a trip to the Arran Islands. Somehow these days I seem pretty content in my ow...
Sweet Peas from the House of Sky's garden               An old postcard of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova appears in the left foreground of the frame, just in front of a souvenir of a trip to the Arran Islands. Somehow these day...
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Something we can crow about: Award Winning Authors!
Best-selling West Seattle author Lyanda Lynn Haupt reads Wednesday at next WordsWest May 18, 2015 at 12:51 pm | In  West Seattle books ,  West Seattle news  |  No Comments The monthly  WordsWest Literary Series  has already highlighted many talented local w...
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Poet, Teacher, Writing Coach
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  • Highline Community College
    Poet, Teacher, Writing Coach, present
  • University of Oregon, Amnesty International, University of Cape Town
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Seattle, WA
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Boston, MA - England, Scotland, South Africa, Republic of Niger
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Introduction

Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently, Cloud Pharmacy and The Alchemist’s Kitchen, which was a Finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award. Her other books include Cures Include Travel (2006) and The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World (2000) which won the PEN USA Award for Poetry and the Peace Corps Writers Book Award. She is the recipient of awards from Artist’s Trust, 4Culture, The Times Literary Supplement of London, Seattle Mayors Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Fulbright Foundation. Susan's poems have been published in many journals including: Antioch Review, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, and The Southern Review. 
 
Currently, she is Professor of creative writing and film studies at Highline Community College. Susan also works as the poetry editor for The Human journal based in Istanbul, Turkey and along with Kelli Russell Agodon is founder of Poets on the Coast: A Writing Retreat for Women. Along with Brian Turner and Jared Hawkley, she is editor of the anthology, The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders published by McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation (2013). Susan lives in Seattle, WA and writes in the House of Sky, a few blocks from the Puget Sound. 

 

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Author of four books of poetry and co-editor of one anthology. Lover of water and cats. Now in O Magazine
Education
  • Harvard University
    Education; Ed.M.
  • University of Oregon
    Poetry: MFA
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    English / Creative Writing BA
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