Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 447-0171

Author's Bio

Susan Kelly-DeWitt is the author of Spider Season (Cold River Press, 2016) and nine previous poetry collections, including The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008.) A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, her work has appeared in numerous journals at home and abroad, and in national and regional anthologies such as The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Autumn House Press) and Highway 99 (Heyday Books), among many others. She has been featured at Wordstock, and on Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. For more information please visit her website at:

Publications and Prizes

A Camellia for Judy
(Frith Press, 1998)
, Cassiopeia Above the Banyan Tree
(Rattlesnake Press, 2007)
, Feather's Hand
(Swan Scythe Press, 2000)
, Susan Kelly-DeWitt's Greatest Hits
(Pudding House Publications, 2003)
, The Book of Insects
(Spruce Street Press, 2003)
, The Fortunate Islands
(Marick Press, 2008)
, The Land
(Rattlesnake Press, 2005)
A Bird as Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens
(Green Poet Press, 2011)
, City of the Big Shoulders
(University of Iowa Press, 2012)
, Claiming the Spirit WIthin
(Beacon Press, 1997)
, Fog and Woodsmoke
(Lost Hills Books, 2011)
, From The Other World: Poems in Memory of James Wright
(Lost Hills Books, 2008)
, Highway 99
(Heyday Books, 1996)
, I've Always Meant to Tell You: Letters to our Mothers
(Pocket Books, 1997)
, O Taste and See
(Bottom Dog Press, 2003)
, The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, 2nd edition
(Autumn House Press, 2011)
, When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women
(Autumn House Press, 2011)
, Words and Quilts
(Quilt Digest Press, 1996)
Nimrod, North American Review, Poetry Chicago, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Switched-On Gutenberg, A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The Cortland Review, The International Literary Quarterly, The Montreal Review
Season of Change
(Mudlark, 2012)
, The Limbo Suite
(Mudlark, 2009)

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San Francisco, United States
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Honolulu, HI, United States
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Last updated: Jun 07, 2016