“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.”


—Peter Brook 

The Empty Space



Susie Hammond is a 2020 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan's MFA in Writing program. Her thesis collection, Contours, explores European Palaeolithic sculpture and painting toward models of bioliteracy and social organization for co-survival in the Anthropocene. 


A former arts educator, teacher, and editor, Susie is a writing mentor with Coyote Central, a vibrant Seattle arts program for middle-school youth. She's a poetry reader for the Canadian literary journal, The Fiddlehead, an alum of the Community of Writers, and a member of Seattle's Hugo House and the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild.