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Susan Rich
Works at Highline Community College
Attended Harvard University
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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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Silver Birch Press Series of the Poet as Child - That's Me
Halloween Costume circa 1963, the poet Childhood Study: Fires Late August by  Susan Rich Awake in the middle of the night, we listen to the grass crackle, to the new world of evacuate. Like monkeys we’d screech as the trees go pop— yellow candelabras, we sa...
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Three Seattle Area Readings - One Near You!
It's almost National Poetry Month and it seems I'm going to be busy! I will be hosting four readings ( WordsWest and National Poetry Month at Highline College) and giving three readings. Yikes! It's going to be a wild ride. Here's my schedule of readings --...
It's almost National Poetry Month and it seems I'm going to be busy! I will be hosting four readings (WordsWest and National Poetry Month at Highline College) and giving three readings. Yikes! It's going to be a wild ride. He...
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A Poet On the Coast - This Septemeber
A poet on the coast, Cape Cod, Mass. You can tell she's shy, left hand almost in a wave, the right one holding back.  And this was the family's one week on the coast --- Dennis Port, Massachusetts --- to be exact. Flash forward an undisclosed number of year...
A poet on the coast, Cape Cod, Mass. You can tell she's shy, left hand almost in a wave, the right one holding back.  And this was the family's one week on the coast --- Dennis Port, Massachusetts --- to be exact. Flash forwa...
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Beautiful Gaza Beach I am happy to share my poem published in Duende today.  "Double Exposure" written about an incident I experienced when I was in Gaza doing human rights work in the winter of 1995. DOUBLE EXPOSURE SUSAN RICH Get in, Omar motions and that...
Beautiful Gaza Beach I am happy to share my poem published in Duende today.  "Double Exposure" written about an incident I experienced when I was in Gaza doing human rights work in the winter of 1995. DOUBLE EXPOSURE SUSAN RI...
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How To Create Something From Nothing: WordsWest
Creating WordsWest: A Lesson in Magical Thinking One of the things I'm doing this year which is brand new and therefore super exciting (to me) is the WordsWest Literary Series that I've co-founded with Katy  E. Ellis and Harold Taw . As three writers, all n...
Creating WordsWest: A Lesson in Magical Thinking One of the things I'm doing this year which is brand new and therefore super exciting (to me) is the WordsWest Literary Series that I've co-founded with Katy  E. Ellis and Haro...
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Terrance Hayes Lecture on Liquid Poetics: My Scattered Notes
Terrance Hayes - Poet, Painter, and Provocateur - My Hero I had the immeasurable pleasure of listening to Terrance Hayes share ideas on poetry last night as the year's final event of the Seattle Art and Lecture Poetry Series. I was on the brink of a bad col...
Terrance Hayes - Poet, Painter, and Provocateur - My Hero I had the immeasurable pleasure of listening to Terrance Hayes share ideas on poetry last night as the year's final event of the Seattle Art and Lecture Poetry Series...
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Poets On The Coast -- Only 5 Places Left!

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Whose Story Is It Anyway? Irish Residency Coming Up!
And yes, it really looks like this at Anam Cara My dear friend, Geraldine Mills, is an award winning poet, short story writer, as well as a children's book author. I've known Ger for more than a decade and have had the pleasure of teaching with her at the R...
And yes, it really looks like this at Anam Cara My dear friend, Geraldine Mills, is an award winning poet, short story writer, as well as a children's book author. I've known Ger for more than a decade and have had the ple...
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I Take My Place in the Insomniac's Village: "Nocturne" in O Magazine -
I Take My Place In the Insomniac's Village in Oprah Magazine~ Here is a reminder lesson in the magical paths poems can take. I wrote this poem, "Nocturne," while I was a Fulbright Fellow in Cape Town, South Africa . The poem references South African words l...
I Take My Place In the Insomniac's Village in Oprah Magazine~ Here is a reminder lesson in the magical paths poems can take. I wrote this poem, "Nocturne," while I was a Fulbright Fellow in Cape Town, South Africa. The poem r...
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12 Easy Tips: How To Create Something From Nothing - WordsWest Literary Series
C and P Coffee Company - The Heart of West Seattle   I promised a follow-up posting with a do-it-yourself attitude and here it is. I'd originally thought of 10 tips but here are 12 for the same price. Enjoy! 1.  Collaborate with  friends -- old and new . Al...
C and P Coffee Company - The Heart of West Seattle   I promised a follow-up posting with a do-it-yourself attitude and here it is. I'd originally thought of 10 tips but here are 12 for the same price. Enjoy! 1.  Collabora...
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International Clouds For Sale --- Really!
Thanks to Laura of Libelle for these clouds over Alki Beach in April  Yes, it's the clouds of Cloud Pharmacy that I'm referring to here. And it seems so karmically right that my first book to be made into an ebook, thanks to Two Sylvia's Press is titled, Cl...
Thanks to Laura of Libelle for these clouds over Alki Beach in April  Yes, it's the clouds of Cloud Pharmacy that I'm referring to here. And it seems so karmically right that my first book to be made into an ebook, thanks to ...
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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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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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