Susie Meserve

Writer, mother, and more

Little Prayers

Poems by Susie Meserve

“When Robert Frost defined a poem as being a “momentary stay against confusion,” he was referring to poems like those in Susie Meserve’s collection Little Prayers. These are poems of love, loss, and beauty, but more importantly, how these matter in a life where time is fleeting.” — Michelle Bonczek Evory, author of The Art of the Nipple

Available now on Amazon!

Book launch party March 10, 2018 at Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland.

About Me

Hi. I’m Susie Meserve, writer, mother, and college writing professor. My personal essays—on parenting, anxiety, infertility, and other realities of modern adulthood—appear in Elle, Salon, The New York Times Well Family blog, Offbeat Families, and the book anthology Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Overcoming Mental Illness.

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More Than a Mother: On my Blog

I’m Back in Action. With a New Poetry Book.

Friends! Well, I’m over the moon. Sometime last October, I disconnected the JetPack plugin from my WordPress site, trying to figure out why my site was loading so slowly. Then all hell broke loose—when I reconnected the plugin, no one could see my blog posts. No... read more

How to Be an Activist: Five Practical Tips

The other day, I asked my friend Sho, founder of my Indivisible activism group, what political stuff she was working on. “Honestly,” she said, “these days I’m mostly just trying to advocate for my daughter to get the school services she... read more

Teaching & Speaking

I teach writing at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and read and speak regularly around the Bay Area. You can learn more on the Teaching & Speaking page, or contact me using the form below.

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Author photos © Kelly Lynn James