Thursday, April 12, 2018
Susan Edwards Richmond is the author of five poetry collections: Before We Were Birds, Purgatory Chasm, and Boto (all by Adastra Press); Increase (FootHills Publishing); and Birding in Winter (Finishing Line Press). Fred Marchant writes of Before We Were Birds (2017), “With stunning imagery and gentle, meditative music, Richmond conjures a sense of sacred wildness in all things.” Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Appalachia, Blueline, The Iowa Review, Poetry East, Runes, and Sanctuary: the Journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. She earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, and a B.A. with Honors in English from Williams College, and won Academy of American Poets Prizes at both institutions. She has taught at U.C. Davis, Clark University, Boston University, Emerson College, and the Shirley Medium Correctional Facility. Susan is poet-in-residence at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio in Harvard, MA, where she curates a Poem of the Month and organizes an annual plein air poetry walk and chapbook, which is supported by grants from local cultural councils. She is past president of the Robert Creeley Foundation, and teaches in Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Community Preschool. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Susan’s first picture book is forthcoming from Peachtree Publishers. Her website iswww.susanedwardsrichmond.com.