Teaching & Speaking


“Eco-Poetics for a Changing World”

Susie’s NEW winter course at Left Margin Lit!

How do we write eco-poetry in the era of climate change? How do we capture what we love in the natural world, knowing it might disappear?

January 26th and February 2, 2022

$175. Sign up HERE!


I teach composition and creative writing to the fine students at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Before that, I taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where I earned my MFA in poetry; at Berkeley Extension; at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway; and in numerous elementary, middle, and high school settings. In a previous life, I directed education programs for the Oregon Council for Humanities, where I directed a Clemente Course in the Humanities for low-income adults in Portland.

I also read and speak regularly around the Bay Area.





Poetry Night at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California (December 2, 2o21, 7:00 PST)

Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry, “Fog and Light”/Facebook (August 29, 2021)