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Lives and works in San Francisco
Susan Gevirtz's books of poetry include Hotel abc, forthcoming, Nightboat, fall, 2016; Aerodrome Orion & Starry Messenger, Kelsey Street, 2010; BROADCAST, Trafficker, 2009; Thrall, The Post-Apollo Press, 2007; Hourglass Transcripts, Burning Deck, 2001; Spelt, collaboration with Myung Mi Kim, a+bend, 1999; Black Box Cutaway, Kelsey Street, 1999; PROSTHESIS :: CAESAREA, Potes and Poets, 1994, reissued by Little Red Leaves, 2009; Taken Place, Reality Street, 1993; Linen minus, Avenue B, 1992; and Domino: point of entry, Leave Books, 1992. Her critical books include Coming Events (Collected Writings), Nightboat (2013); and Narrative's Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson, Peter Lang, 1996. Many essays have appeared in literary magazines and scholarly journals.
Assistant Professor for ten years at Sonoma State University, California, she now teaches in the MA in Visual and Critical Studies and the MFA programs at California College of the Arts, as well as in undergrad Writing and Visual Studies. She has also taught in the MFA in Writing program at Mills College, California College of the Arts, The University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and at The Hellenic International School of the Arts, Paros, Greece.
She was an associate editor of HOW(ever), a journal of modernist/innovative directions in women’s poetry and scholarship, and on the editorial advisory board for its successor, the online journal HOW2, and for the journal Avec. Gevirtz received the New Langton Arts “Bay Area Award in Literature, (2000).” She has collaborated on multiple works with interdisciplinary artist Margaret Tedesco; and with Tedesco and sound artist Andrew Klobucar in performance at The LAB, 2001. Her play Motion Picture Home was performed by San Francisco Poets Theatre in the winter of 2002. A collaboration with sound artist/musician Scanner [aka] Robin Rimbaud resulted in the audio piece and performance “Aerodrome Orion,” in 2006. In 2010, BROADCAST was included in a series of 35-megaphone open-air performances by Ensemble Zwischentöne, Berlin.
Since 2004, with Siarita Kouka and Helen Dimos, Gevirtz has co-organized The Paros Symposium, an annual translation and conversation meeting of Greek and Anglophone poets, which meets at various locations in Greece.
Ph.D. History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1990. Areas of specialty: Literary Theory, Poetics, Gender Studies, and Cultural Theory.
M.A., St. John’s Graduate Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1980. Classical Literature and Philosophy.
B.A., Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1977. Cultural Studies and Writing/Literature.