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Susan Rich
Works at Highline Community College
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Some Cool Things: Ebooks, Marge Piercy, Travel, and Life
Would she have preferred an ebook? Thanks to the wonderful women of Two Sylvias Press for bringing Cloud Pharmacy into the 21st century. Right now, thanks to Kelli Agodon and Annette Spaulding Convey, you can preview my book on Amazon and even get a free re...
Would she have preferred an ebook? Thanks to the wonderful women of Two Sylvias Press for bringing Cloud Pharmacy into the 21st century. Right now, thanks to Kelli Agodon and Annette Spaulding Convey, you can preview my bo...
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Elliott Bay Book Company !
Tonight! I bet these folks are jumping for joy over being in the best full service bookshop on the planet. Join Laura Neuman and me for a poetry celebration tonight, 7:00 PM at Elliott Bay Books. What better way to spend a rainy Saturday?
Tonight! I bet these folks are jumping for joy over being in the best full service bookshop on the planet. Join Laura Neuman and me for a poetry celebration tonight, 7:00 PM at Elliott Bay Books. What better way to spend a ra...
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From Around the Web: Fiction Writers Robin Black and Donna Miscolta Get Poetic
Would you like to read a  few words on being a happier writer --- and person --- not to mention learning a way to better understand writer friends and partners? Fiction writer Robin Black writes "21 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Stared Writing," concerni...
Would you like to read a  few words on being a happier writer --- and person --- not to mention learning a way to better understand writer friends and partners? Fiction writer Robin Black writes "21 Things I Wish I'd Known Be...
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First Review of Cloud Pharmacy on Goodreads
When I was in third grade my teacher, Miss Schiavo, suggested I keep a notebook of all the books I read. My father gave me one of his brown spiral cast offs with most the pages ripped out but there were just enough left to keep me happy.  In these notebooks...
When I was in third grade my teacher, Miss Schiavo, suggested I keep a notebook of all the books I read. My father gave me one of his brown spiral cast offs with most the pages ripped out but there were just enough left to ke...
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I'm happy to be participating in this year's creative event which sends poetry into the hands of the people (worldwide). Thanks to my friend, Kelli Russell Agodon for curating this year's Big Poetry Giveaway. I was the curato...
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Breaking News: Elizabeth Bishop House for Sale
The childhood home of Elizabeth Bishop in Great Village, Nova Scotia is for sale as of today. For the last ten years it's been run as a non-profit and hosted poets from around the world. I so hope whomever buys it will continue its important legacy. This is...
The childhood home of Elizabeth Bishop in Great Village, Nova Scotia is for sale as of today. For the last ten years it's been run as a non-profit and hosted poets from around the world. I so hope whomever buys it will contin...
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A Quick Trip to Port Townsend -- 7 PM Reading with Kelli Russell Agodon
Well, poetry 7 PM on Thursday night is really what we mean here! What better place to read than in an art gallery? This is especially true given our two books, Cloud Pharmacy and Hourglass Museum. Kelli Russell Agodon and I are excited to spend an evening w...
Well, poetry 7 PM on Thursday night is really what we mean here! What better place to read than in an art gallery? This is especially true given our two books, Cloud Pharmacy and Hourglass Museum. Kelli Russell Agodon and I a...
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A Few Questions for Me from Mass Poetry Festival 2014
I am so honored to be part of this festival; glad that Cloud Pharmacy will take me into the clouds to travel to this festival in May. Also reading Wednesday, April 30th at Porter Square Books in Cambridge with Jennifer Markell. On Thursday I'm reading in Ne...
I am so honored to be part of this festival; glad that Cloud Pharmacy will take me into the clouds to travel to this festival in May. Also reading Wednesday, April 30th at Porter Square Books in Cambridge with Jennifer Markel...
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I have been looking for an excuse to post for a while, so Kelli Russell Agodon's Big Poetry Giveaway 2014 was the perfect thing to bring me back to the ranks of blogger. Giving someone else a book they might never have otherw...
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Poetry Lovers Here: Sign-up Now for the Big Poetry Giveaway 2014 X 3
I'm happy to be participating in this year's creative event which sends poetry into the hands of the  people (worldwide). Thanks to my friend, Kelli Russell Agodon for curating this year's Big Poetry Giveaway. I was the curator last year and I know how much...
I'm happy to be participating in this year's creative event which sends poetry into the hands of the people (worldwide). Thanks to my friend, Kelli Russell Agodon for curating this year's Big Poetry Giveaway. I was the curato...
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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.
Education
  • Harvard University
    Education; Ed.M.
  • University of Oregon
    Poetry: MFA
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    English / Creative Writing BA
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