“A word does not start as a word—it is an end product that begins as an impulse, stimulated by attitude and behaviour which dictate
the need for expression.”
The Empty Space
Susie is a Seattle-based Canadian poet. She's a 2020 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan's MFA in Writing program. Her thesis collection, Contours, explores European Palaeolithic sculpture and painting for models of bioliteracy and social organization for co-survival in the Anthropocene.
A former arts educator, Susie is a writing mentor with Coyote Central, a vibrant Seattle arts program for middle-school youth engaged in a community of teaching artists. She is a poetry reader for the Canadian literary journal, The Fiddlehead, and a member of Seattle's Hugo House and the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild.