Ph.D. History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1990. Areas of specialty: Literary Theory, Poetics, Gender Studies, 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. Literature, Cultural Theory, Poetics



Coming Events (Collected Writings), cross-genre critical “essays,” Nightboat Books, New York, 2013
Narrative’s Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson, (critical book), Peter Lang Publishing, New York, 1995
“Belief's Afterimage,” Jacket, (online magazine), <, #10, 2000
“Into Ellipse: Geographic and Grammatic Disappearance in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage,” Feminist Studies, An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol 26, 1997
“Documentary,” Chain, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1995
“Figment of Appointment,” (essay) Chain,Vol 1, No. 3, issue on poly-genre/multimedia work, 1996
“A Place Ajar,” (essay), Apocalypse and Contemporary Poetics, a collection, 1995
“Preface: Methods and Intent," (preface to Narrative’s Journey), Mirage/(Period)ical, San Francisco, 1994
“Doctor Editor,” Chain, Vol. 1, No. 1, issue on Gender and Editing, Buffalo, New York, 1994
“Without Event: The Reign of Commotion,” A Poetics of Criticism, LEAVE Books, Buffalo, New York, 1994
“Poetics,” Writing from the New Coast: Technique, o.blék, Buffalo, New York, Spring/Fall, 1993
“Recreative Delights and Spiritual Exercise: Pantheism as Aesthetic Practice in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage,” West Coast Line, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, 1992
“Dorothy Richardson Taken Place,” (essay), raddle moon, Vancouver, Canada, 1992
“Wanderyahre: The Poetics and Politics of Travel in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage,” PRAXIS, Spring/Summer, 1987, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1987 
“Generic Protocols: Poetic Readings of Feminist Science Fiction; Science Fictive Readings of Feminist Poetry,” Proceedings of the Barnard Conference, Barnard College, New York, 1987
“Dorothy Richardson’s Writing on Film: Reading and Viewing Practices,” HOW(ever) Journal, Volume III, Number 2, 1986

Literary, Books

Hotel abc (poetry), forthcoming Fall 2016, Nightboat Books, New York
HYPERBOREA or BERMUDA TRIANGLES I HAVE KNOWN (chapbook) [ 2nd floor projects ], 2013
TANAIS / ΤΑΝΑΙΣ, Iossif Ventura, co-translated by Susan Gevirtz, Red Heifer Press, CA, 2012
Aerodrome Orion and Starry Messenger (poetry) Kelsey Street Press, Berkeley, CA, 2010
Broadcast (poetry) Trafficker Press, San Francisco, 2009
Prosthesis :: Caesarea (poetry), Little Red Leaves E-editions, 2009          
Thrall (poetry) Post Apollo Press, Sausalito, CA, 2007 
OMATIC & after ST JOHN (poetry chapbook), dPress, Sebastopol, 2006
Hourglass Transcripts (poetry), Burning Deck Press, Rhode Island, 2001
Spelt (poetry chapbook) by Susan Gevirtz and Myung Mi Kim, a+bend press, 1999
Black Box Cutaway (poetry), Kelsey Street Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999
Prosthesis : : Caesarea (poetry, limited edition, 30), Potes and Poets Press, Connecticut, 1994
Taken Place (poetry), Reality Street Editions, Cambridge, England, 1993
Linen minus (poetry), Avenue B Press, Bolinas, CA, 1992
Domino: point of entry (poetry chapbook), LEAVE Books, Buffalo, New York 1992
Korean and Milkhouse ABACUS (poetry chapbook), Potes and Poets Press, Connecticut, 1991
Journals and Anthologies

Out of Everywhere 2, (poetry anthology), Reality Street, England, 2015
Journal of Poetic Research,, 2015
Reverse Rehearsals, 2013,
Art Practical,, 2013
The Conversant, with Benjamin Hollander,, 2013
Aufgabe, 2013
Hambone, 2012
Mandorla, Mexico City, 2011
Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays & Stories for Children, Black Radish Books, 2013, (poetry), English and Greek , Athens, Greece, 2008
Academy of American, “Poem A Day,” May 7, 2008
Kadar Koli, issue1, Vol II, (poetry), Texas/ Buffalo, New York, 2008
How2, “Uneven Uneventfulness: Kathleen Fraser’s Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling, Vol. 2, Issue 4
Bay Poetics, (poetry anthology), Stephanie Young, editor, Faux Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006
Poetry Salzburg Review, University of Salzburg, Austria, 2003
The Grand Permission: New Writings On Motherhood, Patricia Dientsfrey and Brenda Hillman, editors, Wesleyan University Press, 2003
Hambone, No.16, (poetry), Santa Cruz, CA, 2002
untitled, A Journal of Prose Poetry, Santa Cruz, CA, 2002
Aufgabe, (poetry / essay), "Belief's Afterimage: The Recent Work of Barbara Guest," New York, 2001
hemorragingimaging, Vol 1, No 1, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001
Narrativity, Vol 1, No 2, (poetry),, San Francisco, 2001
Primary Writing, (poetry postcard series), Washington, D.C., 2000
Ernst Jandl in Translation (anthology) Rosemary Waldrop, editor, "Dichten =" series; Burning Deck, Rhode Island, 2000
Outlet, No.6, poetry, Berkeley, CA, 2000
Poets & Poems, St. Mark's Poetry Project,, 2000
Prosodia No. 8, New College of California Poetics Journal, San Francisco, 1999
Chain, No. 6, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, 1999
Rooms, Vol 6, San Francisco, 1999
Crayon, Vol. 1, No. 2, New York, 1998
Proliferation, San Francisco, 1998
Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, (anthology of poetry and poetics), Talisman House Press, 1997
Ankle Press, (poetry booklets, one for each featured poet), English text with French translation on facing pages, Cambridge, England, 1997
Conjunctions 28, (poetry), New York, 1997
raddle moon, (translation), Canada, 1997
Tinfish 5, (poetry), Hawaii, 1997
Proliferation, (poetry), San Francisco, 1997
RIBOT, (poetry), Los Angeles, CA, 1997
Volt, (poetry), San Anselmo, CA, 1997
OASii, (poetry, broadside series), Ra’anana, Israel, 1996
Purge, (poetry), London, England, 1994
Rooms, No. 1, (poetry), San Leandro, CA, 1994
AVEC, Nos. 7 & 8, (poetry), Penngrove, CA, 1994
“Rooted,” A conversation between Susan Gevirtz and Elaine Equi on poetics of place, Village Voice Literary Supplement: Contemporary American Poetry issue, April, 1994
The Art of Practice, (anthology), Potes & Poets Press, Elmwood, Connecticut, 1994
Notus 12, (poetry), Other Wind Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993
Black Bread, (poetry), Rhode Island, 1993
Situation, (poetry), Buffalo, New York, 1993
LYRIC&, (poetry), San Francisco, 1993
Writing from the New Coast: Presentation, collection of poetry from “First Festival of New Poetry,” State University of New York at Buffalo, April, 1993; published by o.blek, Spring/Fall, 1993
AVEC, No. 6, (poetry), Penngrove, CA, 1993
Five Fingers Review, No. 10, (poetry), San Francisco, 1991
Cathay, No. 1, (poetry), Chicago, Illinois, 1991
AVEC, No. 4, (poetry), Penngrove, CA, 1990
Spectacles, No. 1, (poetry), San Francisco, 1990
Mirage, (poetry), San Francisco, Fall, 1988
Tyuonyi, No. 4, (poetry), Santa Fe, New Mexico, Fall, 1987
How(ever) Journal, Volume III, No. 4, San Francisco, 1987
Artweek, Oakland, CA, Book Reviews, 1981
Pegasus Poetry Anthology, National Poetry Press, Agoura, CA, 1981
Helix International Magazine, (poetry), Ivanhoe, Australia, 1981
William Stafford Award Competition, First Honorable Mention and publication, Washington State Poets Association, 1981
Puerto Del Sol, (poetry), Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1981
Au Verso, (poetry), Santa Fe, New Mexico, Spring and Fall, 1980

Grants / Residencies / Awards

Affiliate residency 2016–2017, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Residency, House of Literature, Paros, Greece, 2015
Residency, Foundation Marc de Montalembert, Rhodes, Greece: Writing on alternative economies, 2015
Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays & Stories for Children: Creative Work Fund grant for a group of artists to individually write an "experimental" play, poem, or story to be performed in Poets Theater productions around the Bay Area and published in an anthology, 2009; one of the first innovative/experimental literary anthologies for young children in the U.S.
Bay Area Award in Literature, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, 2000
Innovative Programs Grant, Sonoma State University, 1996; the design and implementation of a “Reading Film” component in the Hutchins School of Humanities curriculum
Who’s Who in Poetry and Poets Encyclopedia, 8th edition, Oxford University Press, 1996–present
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant, Sonoma State University, 1993
Graduate Student Research Award, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1989
Feminist Studies Organized Research Association Award, 1987
Patent Fund Award (research) The Bienecke Library, Yale University, and The New York Public Library, 1986
Residency, The Aegean College, Paros, Greece, September, 1985
University of California Regents Graduate Fellowship, 1983


Professor, Masters in Visual and Critical Studies & Master’s in Fine Arts Programs / Undergraduate Writing and Visual Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 

Professor, MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry, Mills College, Oakland, CA, Spring 2008–2012

ProfessorClassical Greek Poetry, Myth and Theatre in Contemporary Greek and Anglophone Literatures, Hellenic International School of the Arts, Paros, Greece. Summer 2003–2005

Professor, MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, 

Professor, MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Spring Fall 1999–2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2003, Spring 2009

Assistant Professor, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1989–1998; and 2000
An interdisciplinary program focusing on Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Science, the Arts, and Gender Studies. All classes are taught in seminar format with emphasis on critical discussion, reading, and writing. I taught across disciplines with the opportunity to invent and implement courses that reflect my own fields of specialty.

Instructor, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, Fall 1989–Spring 1991
Introductory “Literature and Writing” classes and advanced elective seminar “Literature of The Avant-Garde.”
Instructor, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1988–1989
Courses focused on both literature and writing in one of the most internationally diverse student populations in California. I taught in a semi-seminar format, as I at CCAC. I highly encouraged reading, writing, speaking and as much interaction as possible with the texts and with one another. Although these were “English” classes, the reading on the syllabi ranged, for example, from the classics to Freud to current scholarly and other articles.

Instructor, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1986
I designed an intensive “Introductory Poetry Reading and Writing” workshop that emphasized development in skills of reading, writing, and critique focusing on student critique of student poetry, short-term writing and long-term assignments requiring revisions. Exposure to contemporary theories of poetics provided one context for discussion. We also read and began to critique, examples of many different kinds of poetry investigating the range of possible approaches and experimenting.

Teaching Assistant, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1983–1987
I have assisted in the teaching of a wide variety of courses, among them: a writing workshop focusing on the rewriting of classic myths from a contemporary viewpoint, which accompanied the lectures in: “Classic Myth and Modern Meaning,” with Professor Norman O. Brown; “Religion and Myth,” Professor Gary Lease; and, “The Literature and Politics of Political Theory,” Professor Peter Euben.
Teacher/Poet, California Poets in the Schools, San Francisco, 1984–1986.
As a Teacher/Poet in high school to kindergarten classrooms, I augmented the formal curriculum. I offered basic skills in the writing and reading of poetry, provided writing exercises, introduced vocabulary for the discussion of poetry and literature, and introduced tools with which student and other poetry could be critiqued. New ways of using language became methods of exploring and articulating thoughts related to studies in math, science, the humanities and life outside of school. Workshops granted permission and provided an occasion for students to connect the formal curriculum, their daily experiences and imaginations.

Teacher, The Aegean College of Fine Arts, Paros, Greece, 1985
Teacher/artist in the Aegean College’s Artist-in-Residence workshop series; I offered an intensive writing and reading workshop called, ‘Classic Myth in Modern Culture.’ The workshop involved seminar style discussions of reading, as well as writing exercises and critique of student writing; along with independent poetry writing tutorials and evening lectures, open to the community.

Presentations / Projects / Interviews

(Forthcoming) Interview 2016 by Andy Fitch, author of Poetries of the Present: Nightboat Books

Interview San Francisco Weekly, August, 2014

The Write Stuff: Susan Gevirtz on Making Something from What’s at Hand

Southern Exposure Gallery, Reverse Rehearsals,, 2013

Artist Lecture Series, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 2013

Poets House, (talk and reading), New York, 2013

Reports From the Field, Ways We Work, Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, 2012

Underplots: Presentation and collaboration with Lynn Marie Kirby on a project prompted by Little City Gardens in San Francisco—urban gardens, food procuring, and histories of both: (, 2013

PENN SOUND Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, (audio recordings) 1993–2013

HOW(ever) Journal editors panel: Kathleen Fraser, Beverly Dahlen, Susan Gevirtz, discussing the history and motivations for HOW(ever), Small Press Traffic Literary Arts, 2012

Interview, Cross Cultural Poetics,, 2011

BROADCAST, included in a series of 35-megaphone open-air performances by Ensemble Zwischentöne, Berlin, 2010

Voiceworks London, board member. Voiceworks is a collaboration between poets from the Contemporary Poetics research centre at Birkbeck, University of London and composers, singers and instrumentalists from Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 2009

Interview with Barbara Guest’s daughter Hadley Haden Guest on Barbara’s life and work, 2007

Talk on Poetics, SUNY Buffalo, (by graduate student invitation), 2006

“Aerodrome Orion” collaboration with British sound artist Scanner [aka] Robin Rimbaud using sound and poetry to produce an audio environment. Poetry text and visuals performed as part of The New Langton Arts “Poetry in Performance” series, San Francisco, 2006

Paros Symposium. Annual ongoing meeting of Greek and Anglophone poets to discuss the respective cultural contexts of our work, translate one another’s work, give talks and poetry readings. Organized by myself, Greek poet Siarita Kouka and Greek-American poet Helen Dimos. Website and other support from The Center For Hellenic Studies of Harvard, Nafplion, Greece

Small Press Traffic (literary arts organization) board member, 2001–2004, San Francisco
"Motion Picture Home" (play), written and performed for Poets Theatre Jubilee Festival, Small Press Traffic and New Langton Arts, San Francisco, 2002

Collaboration with writer and sound artist Andrew Klobucar, (poetry and sound collage), presented at Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, 2001

"Strange Models and Unusual Uses of Form in Poetry," panel, Oakland, CA, 2001

"there there sensation and interruption," Installation and durational performance work by Margaret Tedesco, with voice recording (40 min., loop) reading poetry sound collage in collaboration with Andrew Klobucar; The LAB, San Francisco, 2000

Interviewed by Kathleen Fraser: on the history of my writing practice; also gave reading of my work; Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1999

"subtitled," a collaboration between four performance artists, myself and my poetry from Black Box Cutaway accompanying the silent film "Warning Shadows," Germany, 1923 as part of the San Francisco Arts Commission gallery exhibition “Fear”; performed at San Francisco Cinématheque and Small Press Traffic, 1999

“Between Screen and Page: the motion of the written seen,” an event I curated: one filmmaker, one film collective, and one poet/videomaker, screened and discussed the presence of text in their work, presented by Small Press Distribution and San Francisco Cinématheque, 1996

“Mapping: Writer’s on Writing,” with Barbara Guest, on writing biography, Mills College, Oakland CA, 1994

“Collision: The Constraints of Place in Time,” or “Reading the Context that Writes Back,” a poetry reading and writing workshop presented by Poets and Writers Inc. and by invitation from poet Terry Ehret to her class at Sonoma State University, California, Spring, 1994

Presentation/Consultation to Montgomery High School faculty on interdisciplinary curriculum design and seminar methods, Spring, 1994

“Women in Art,” panel presented by Women’s Resource Center, Sonoma State University, 1994

“Through the House: Notes on Coming to Writing,” delivered at the conference, “Modernism: Politics and Influence,” Kings College, Cambridge, England, 1993

Writing from the New Coast: First Festival of New Poetry by invitation. (panel discussions & poetry readings). Department of English, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, April, 1993

“‘Skyey Apparition, White Searchlight’: In the Interstices—Dorothy Richardson’s Writings on the Early Silent Film,” paper for the panel, “Feminists/Modernists/Writers /Cineastes,” Modern Language Association Conference, December, 1992

“Into Ellipse: Geographic and Grammatic Disappearance in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage,” paper for panel: “The Politics of Location: Women, Travel and Narrative,” Modern Language Association Conference, 1991

“Recreative Delights and Spiritual Exercise” Paper delivered at the conference “The Shadow of Spirit, Contemporary Western Thought and Its Religious Subtexts,” King’s College, Cambridge, England, 1990
“Experimental Writing by Women and the Diagnostics of Editing,” paper delivered at the Rutgers University Conference, “Feminism in Thought and Action,” 1988          
“Writing The Margin: editing/publishing/theory: magazines-at-large.” Forum of editor/writers discussing editorial and publishing practices, readings of their own work, and panel discussion. Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, 1987                  

“Relocating the Unit of Sense: Hysteric Poetics in the Modernist Tradition of Women’s Writing,” delivered at The Barnard Conference, “The Scholar and The Feminist XIV—WOMEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY: Looking Forward and Looking Back,” March, 1987

The Poetics and Politics of Women’s Writing, conference, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. By invitation, April, 1986

“Generic Protocols: Poetic Readings of Feminist Science Fiction; Science Fictive Readings of Feminist Poetry,” delivered at the Barnard Conference, “The Scholar and The Feminist XIII: Women’s Images and Politics,” March, 1986; and also delivered at the Feminist Studies Organized Research Association Conference, University of California at Santa Cruz, February, 1986

“Freedom  and Responsibility in Poetry,” Colloquium, by invitation, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland, March, 1986

“Poetry, Writing and Myth,” two lectures, Artist-in-Residence Series, The Aegean College, Paros, Greece, September, 1985


(ForthcomingCo-editor with Stephen Motika, Festschrift: for Kathleen Fraser’s 80th, Nightboat Books
Guest editor, Jacket online poetry journal:; special section on the poetry of David Bromige, 2003
Editorial Advisory Board, HOW 2,, 1998–2000
Editorial Consultant, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1994
Editorial Advisory Board, AVEC/Syntax Projects for the Arts, Penngrove, CA, 1992–present
Associate editor, HOW(ever), journal of modernist/innovative directions in women’s poetry and scholarship, San Francisco, 1985–1990
Associate editor, with Kathleen Fraser, editor, second edition, Feminist Poetics, A Consideration of the “Female” Construction of Language, San Francisco State University Press, 1984
Editor, METRO Magazine, Bay Area arts and culture, San Francisco, 1981–1982
Assistant editor, ARTWEEK, West Coast Arts, 1981

Selected Poetry Readings, 1980–present

The LAB, San Francisco, 2015
Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA, 2015
Green Arcade Books, San Francisco, 2014
[ 2nd floor projects ], San Francisco, 2013
The Poetry Center of San Francisco State University, 2013
Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA, 2013
Segue, Zinc Bar, New York, 2013
Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Boston, 2013
Unameable Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Canessa Park, San Francisco, 2007
The Poetics Program, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2006
Artifact Reading Series, San Francisco, 2006
Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, 2005
The LAB, San Francisco, 2004
The Poetics Program, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 2002
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 2002
Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, 2001
40th Anniversary Celebration for Burning Deck Press, Rhode Island, 2001
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, 2000
The Poetry Project at St. Mark's, New York City, 2000     
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2000
Cody's Books, Berkeley, 1999
The Blue Bar, San Francisco, 1999
The Attic Club, San Francisco, 1999
New College, San Francisco, 1999
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1999
Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, 1997
A Clean Well-Lighted Place For Books, Larkspur, CA, 1997
Canessa Park Gallery, San Francisco, 1997
New College, San Francisco, 1996
Canessa Park, San Francisco, 1996
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, 1996
North Light Books, Santa Rosa, CA, 1996
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, 1995
The Johnny Otis Club, Sebastapol, CA, 1994
Oliver’s Books, San Anselmo, CA, 1994      
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, 1994
St. Marks, The Poetry Project, New York City, 1994         
Canessa Park Gallery, San Francisco, 1993
The Johnny Otis Club, Sebastopol, CA, 1993
Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA, 1993
Teradon Gallery, Cambridge, England, 1993
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, 1993
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1993
Women’s Center, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1992
Reading and book party for Linen minus, Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, 1992
Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, 1992
The Ear Inn, New York City, 1991
St. Joseph College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1991
Aegean College, Paros, Greece, 1991
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, 1990
San Francisco Book Fair, San Francisco, 1990
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 1989
Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, 1987
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, 1986
Artist-in-Residence Series, The Aegean College, Paros, Greece, 1985
San Mateo Community College, San Mateo, CA, 1982
St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1980

Myung Mi Kim
Professor of Poetics
State University of New York Buffalo

Dr. Tirza True Latimer
Professor Visual and Critical Studies
California College of the Arts

Dr. Ardath Lee
Professor Emeritus, English
Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
Sonoma State University

Kathleen Fraser
Professor Emeritus, Creative Writing
San Francisco State University

Stephen Heath
Professor of Cultural Theory
King's College
Cambridge, England CB3 9EU

Barbara Guest
in memoriam reference

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