Susan Grigsby, a writer and teacher, lives in St. Louis, Mo. Her picture books include the award- winning books In the Garden with Dr. Carver and First Peas to the Table. Her poetry has been published in national journals including Quarterly West, New Letters, Sycamore Review, Sou'wester, and Margie: The American Journal of Poetry.
Susan has a Masters in Teaching and teaches creative writing in schools, museums, and nature centers, often integrating the lessons with science, social studies, and art.
She is an adjunct associate professor in the Graduate Education Department at Webster University and a visiting teaching artist for the St. Louis Poetry Center, COCA & COCABIZ, and The Center for the Art of Translation’s Poetry Inside Out (PIO) program. She studied writing as an undergraduate at Bard College in New York and later in classes at Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis.
I was honored to be included as one of the contributors to
Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry, co-published
by McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation. The Poetry Foundation
generously provides a free download of the book on their website.