On episode 44 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, I spoke with poet Suzanne Richardson. In a wide-ranging conversation, we touched on:
- the poet Robert Kelly;
- the origin of tomato pie;
- how she got “relegated to fiction” in college;
- why it’s important to listen to poetry instead of just reading it;
- Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL;
- her TedX talk about how writing can be “an act of wandering”;
- the unique publishing model of Finishing Line Press;
- 3 books that changed her life.
Plus, she reads poems from her upcoming book, The Softest Part of a Woman is Wound. And, on Today in Writing, the beginning of the Chicago Tribune.
About our guest:
Suzanne Richardson was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, where she received an alternative education at Carolina Friends School K-12. She then graduated from Bard College in 2005 with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Suzanne earned her MFA in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the University of New Mexico. She currently lives in Utica, New York where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Utica College where she teaches English and creative writing. Suzanne was editor-in-chief of Blue Mesa Review from 2010-2012. Her nonfiction has appeared in New Ohio Review, New Haven Review, The Journal, and Prime Number Magazine. Her fiction has appeared in Front Porch, and MAYDAY Magazine, High Desert Journal, and Southern Humanities Review.Her poetry has appeared in Prick of the Spindle, Sundog Lit, Mas Tequila Review, Blood Orange Review, The Smoking Poet, PANK Magazineand BOOTH. Her poetry chapbook, “The Softest Part of a Woman is a Wound” is forthcoming on Finishing Line Press. She is currently working on a memoir.