Susan Gardner


Sarasota, FL 34236

Author's Bio

 Susan Gardner is a poet, painter and photographer and the founding editor of Red Mountain Press. She has authored six books including Lifted to the Wind Poems 1974-2015, (Nominated and a finalist for the Montaigne Medal and Lascaux Prize), To Inhabit the Felt World, the bi-lingual Box of Light~Caja de Luz, Stone Music, Intimate Landscapes and a memoir, Drawing the Line. She has lived and worked in Asia, Mexico and Europe as well as the United States and Canada, with numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries and extensive lectures and readings.  She gave the Cam Memorial Lecture at the New York Public Library, where she was also honored to be granted a year in the Allen Room. She has presented programs at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Folger Library, among many others. She has had residencies twice at the American Academy in Rome and many others in interesting places.  She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Sarasota, Florida.

Publications & Prizes

Lifted to the Wind (Red Mountain Press, 2015)
To Inhabit the Felt World (Red Mountain Press, 2013)
Drawing the Line ~ A Passionate Life (Red Mountain Press, 2011)
Box of Light ~ Caja de Luz poems in English and Spanish (Red Mountain Press, 2008)
Stone Music (Red Mountain Press, 2007)
Prizes won: 

Lifted to the Wind: 2018 Montaigne Medal 2nd place, Lascaux Prize for Poetry finalist, and the New Mexico Book Award second place.

To Inhabit the Felt World: Eric Hoffer Book Award, honorable mention for poetry and finalist for the Da Vinci Eye Prize.

Drawing the Line:  Eric Hoffer Book Award, Honorable Mention for Memoir; finalist for the Da Vinci Eye Prize 2013

More Information

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
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New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Jun 27, 2021