Susan Renee Richardson is a poet, writer, drummer, and alumna of Goddard College where she studied poetry as an undergraduate and earned a Master of Arts in psychology and counseling.
Writing and rhythm have been two of Susan's passions since her first fledgling poems and dance performances. Over the years, Susan gained theater, dance, choral, and band experience. In 2008, Susan began studying the drums with Shawn Boissonneault and discovered an affinity for alternative rock, funk, and reggae fusion.
Susan’s poetry and writing have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Maine Women Magazine, skirt! Magazine, Foliate Oak, Third Wednesday, Calyx, Maine Bar Journal, Rediscover New Hampshire, In Newsweekly, Cape Ann Weekly, The Weekly Sentinel, The Portsmouth Herald, York County Coast Star, and The York Weekly.
In 2012, Susan was one of Foliate Oak’s nominees for the Best of the Net Anthology for her poem entitled “List of Things I’d Never Say.”
Susan has eight years of experience teaching and facilitating a creative writing group as a volunteer in a correctional facility. She was a guest teacher at the Stonecoast MFA program’s 2013 winter residency, where she gave a workshop on teaching creative writing in prison. She also has experience teaching English to adult learners in an English language and literacy program.
Visit www.whitedogwritingandrhythm.com for a listing of Susan's writing and rhythm services.