“Almost 10 Questions for Susie Meserve”

“Almost 10 Questions for Susie Meserve”

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Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.

Fourth grade, a poem called “Breeze.” Everyone around me was in agony over the assignment—we had to write acrostics about some kind of weather, then illustrate them—but I finished mine in record time. I thought, what’s so hard about writing poetry? Little did I know.

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“Boundary Music” in State Lines, San Francisco Chronicle

“Boundary Music” in State Lines, San Francisco Chronicle

Little Prayers, poetry by author, educator, and creative coach Susie Meserve

State Lines: Susie Meserve’s “Boundary Music”

Sep. 4, 2018

Maybe the poet’s most important function is to visit the world and report what is found—to make us all aware of things we fail to notice. Susie Meserve takes this role seriously in her debut collection, Little Prayers. It’s a book full of wistfulness. And of wisdom gained from friendship, music, marriage and parenthood. —David Roderick

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An Interview with Rock & Sling Contributor Susie Meserve

An Interview with Rock & Sling Contributor Susie Meserve

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An Interview with R&S Contributor Susie Meserve

October 27, 2015

Terra Ojeda: Do you have a writing routine? If so, what does it look like?

Susie Meserve: I do have a writing routine—of sorts. My mantra is, ‘write first, before everything else.’ If I try to start my paid work first, or start with paying bills or anything else, I never get to the writing. 

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The Write Stuff: Susie Meserve On Fear, Legacy, and The Creativity Notebook

The Write Stuff: Susie Meserve On Fear, Legacy, and The Creativity Notebook

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The Write Stuff: Susie Meserve on Legacy, Fear, and The Creativity Notebook

October 3, 2013

When people ask what do you do, you tell them… ?

I say, “I’m a writer, and I teach.” I started telling people I was a writer fifteen years ago, on the advice of one of my teachers who told me it’s important to identify that way even if you’re aspiring/attempting/up-and-coming/unpublished. So I decided, I’m a writer. I have been ever since. Now I feel a little less like a fraud when I say it.

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