Susie Meserve

Writer, mother, and more


Little Prayers

by Susie Meserve

Winner of the 2018 Blue Light Book Award from Blue Light Press 

“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

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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

Family Vacation: Same Crap, Different Location

Ah, family vacation! We had a long and windy summer, you might even say a lazy one. Instead of filling L’s weeks with expensive camps, feeling frugal, I emptied out the calendar and kept him home a lot of the time while Sam went off to daycare as usual. Mostly, it... read more

In Praise of Childcare

I feel like I could write this entire blog post in one sentence, and that sentence goes like this: I am so effing grateful for childcare. But since you’ve all come to know me as a bit more, well, verbose, hear me out. When L was born, I proudly stayed home from... read more

Gorgeous Summer Meals

Ah, summer!   The other day in the car we listened to this Robot or Not podcast about whether it’s better to have changing seasons or nice weather all the time. The New Englander in me immediately said “seasons,” though if I’m honest, I... 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