Susan Richardson


Susan Richardson is a poet, performer and educator based in Cardiff. Her first collection of poetry, Creatures of the Intertidal Zone (Cinnamon Press), was inspired by her journey through Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland and one of the central themes is the impact of climate change on the Arctic and sub-Arctic. Her new collection, Where the Air is Rarefied, is a collaboration with printmaker Pat Gregory on a range of environmental themes relating to the Far North. Susan regularly performs her work at literary and green festivals throughout the UK and is one of the resident poets on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. She was recently invited to become a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers.

As an educator, Susan has more than fifteen years’ experience as a tutor of creative writing. She has run eco-poetry workshops at Universities, in primary and secondary schools, retirement homes and for a wide range of community organisations. She also facilitates outdoor Wild Writing Workshops – recent bookings include the Fort William Mountain Festival and the Gatekeeper Trust.

Susan performed her poetry and ran a writing workshop at both Uncivilisation 2010 and 2011. Her work features in several Dark Mountain books, and together with Em Strang, she curated the writing strand of Uncivilisation 2012.

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