Susan Gevirtz is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently Hotel abc (Nightboat, 2016) and Aerodrome Orion & Starry Messenger (Kelsey Street, 2010). Her critical books include Coming Events (Collected Writings), and Narrative’s Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson. She has been associate editor of HOW(ever), a journal of modernist/innovative directions in women’s poetry and scholarship, and served on the advisory board for its successor, the online journal HOW2.
In 2004, with poet and antiquarian Siarita Kouka, she founded the Paros Symposium, an annual meeting of Greek and Anglophone poets. Gevirtz was assistant professor at Sonoma State University, California, for ten years, and subsequently taught in the Visual and Critical Studies and MFA programs at California College of the Arts, as well as in undergrad Writing and Visual Studies. She is currently a writing mentor through the programs Prison Renaissance and California Coalition of Women Prisoners. She is based in San Francisco.