Collections of poetry
The Weather House - Indigo Dreams - 2017
Temporal Bones - Oversteps Books - 2016
This Given - Paper Dart - 2015
A Small Wave for your Form - Overstep Books - 2012
Dartington Catch - Paper Dart - 2010
Adjusting The Contrast (CD) - Farrie Taylor Williams - 2010
Myths of Dartmoor (CD) - MythRythM - 2004 & 2008
The Suspension of The Moon - Oversteps Books - 2006
Crossing Time - Paper Dart - 1998
A Binturong Bestiary - Paper Dart - 1997
All in the Space Between - Paper Dart - 1994
Rose Rent ed. Carol Ann Duffy - Turret Books - 1987
The Complete Bearded Stranger - Taxvs Press - 1984
Unbroken - Poetry Nottingham - 1979
Lincoln Green - Lincs. & H. Arts - 1977
Poems in anthologies
Wolf Winners Anthology - Wolverhampton Poetry Festival (2020)
Measuring the Depth Grey - Hen Press (2020)
Further Than It Looks Grey - Hen Press (2019)
Out of Context - Grey Hen Press (2019)
Songs for The Unsung - Grey Hen Press (2018)
Invisible Zoos - Eithon Bridge (2019)
For the Silent - Indigo Dreams (2018)
Troubadour - Picaroon (2017)
Bonnie’s Crew - Picaroon (2016)
Spring of the Muses - Avalanche Books (2019)
Quartet - Avalanche Books (2018)
Of Love and Hope - Avalanche Books (2017)
Poems for a Liminal Age - SPM Publications (2015)
Anthology of Age - The Emma Press (2015)
Threads - ExLibris (2015)
Wenlock - Festival Anthology Fair Acre Press (2015)
The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead - Picador (2014)
Domestic Cherry 2 - Swindon Arts (2013)
Domestic Cherry 1 - Swindon Arts (2012)
Peleton - Templar Poetry Anthology (2013)
Octopus - Templar Poetry Anthology (2012)
Bliss - Templar Poetry Anthology (2011)
Snap - Templar Poetry Anthology (2010)
Stripe - Templar Poetry Anthology (2009)
Poetry from Birdwood - Paper Dart
Uncharted (CD) Moor Poets
Hidden Histories - University of Exeter
Sparks, New Writing from Bath - Sulis Press, Bath Spa University
Moor Poets Anthology I, II, III, VI - Moor Poets
The New Exeter Book of Riddles - Enitharmon
The Rainbow’s Quivering Tongue - Stride
Iron Age Anthology - Iron Press
Exposing the Negatives - Company of Poets
In the Gold of Flesh - Women’s Press
Singing Brink - Arvon Foundation
Home and Away - ed C A Duffy - Southern Arts
Two Educational Anthologies - Macmillan
Stepping Stones - ed M & P Benson - Hodder & Stoughton
Strictly Private - ed Roger McGough - Penguin
Landscape and Light - Lincs & Humberside Arts
Poems in magazines and journals:
Acumen, Amaryllis, Ambit, Anima, As Above So Below, Clear Poetry, Clutter, Dove Tales, Epicentre Magazine, Envoi, Fire, Good Dadhood, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Iron, Keep Poems Alive, Lit Word 2, Love & Ensuing Madness, Nightingale, Obsessed with Pipework, Orbis, Other Poetry, Pennine Platform, Picaroon, Places of Poetry, Poems for Calais Refugees, Poems in the Waiting Room, Poetry Cornwall, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg, Poetry Nottingham, Proof (L.H.Arts. mag.), Prospice, Riggwelter, Skylark Review, Smoke, South, South West Review, Spare Rib, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, Stand, Still, Strange Poetry, Resurgence, Tears in the Fence, Terrible Work, The Beach Hut, The Green Book, The Interpreter’s House, The Lake, The Long View, The Selkie, The Quarterday Review, The Writers Café, Three Drops from the Cauldron, Tribe, The North, Until The Stars Burn Out, Verbatim, Writers Against Prejudice
Soundart Radio – The Poetry Café with Julie Mullen, Poetry Island with Ian Beech, The Musing Moon series, with Jade Moon of Bone Song, International Women’s Day poetry programme with Jackie Juno, Poetry in Performance – series of performance courses at Totleigh Barton with F Steel (R3), South Hams Radio – Reading own poems and comment on the poetry scene, BBC Radio Devon Breakfast Show – Ghost stories from Bellever, BBC Radio Nottingham – Poetry reader & presenter, Liverpool Dial-a-Poem Project recording, BBC Radio 1 & 2 – Folkweave with Charles Causley.
Commissions & Awards
Wolverhampton Poetry Competition – shortlisted
Exeter Poetry Festival Award 2015– shortlisted
Compund 2015– shortlisted for poetry collaboration Earthed with Simon Williams
Poems for Queen Bess 2015– shortlisted historical poem for St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
Mercedes Benz Commission 2013 – Ways With Words, poems inspired by cars and driving
Arts & Business Award 2006– Two Fresco poetry chairs at Greenway & Ways With Words.
Voices Off 2005– Watching the Wake, poems & songs commissioned by Ways With Words
Reclaiming the Myths of Dartmoor – Tarka Country Millennium Award for Moorland tales.
Other Poetry Work & Related Studies
Editor, Play Anthology 2019
West Country School of Myth & Storytelling, student (Director, Dr Martin Shaw) 2019
Love & Loss, Women’s Theatre Group, member (Director, Rosie Race) 2019
Hip Yak Performance Poetry School Weekend, student (Director, Liv Torc) 2019
Bone Song, Performance Collaborative, member, (Director, Jade Moon) 2016 & ongoing
Kindle, Apples & Snakes poet’s performance group, member (Director, Lucy English) 2016
Litmus Workshop Group , founder member 2015 & ongoing
Trade Winds (& formerly Maltsters Mash) monthly open mic events from 2002 & ongoing
Reader, Oversteps Books, S. West poetry publisher 2008 & ongoing
Company of Poets, Founder Member from 1986 & ongoing
Café Culture, MC of monthly spoken word and music cabaret nights, Totnes 2015- 18
Editor, The Broadsheet, South West based poetry magazine 2013 - 18
Poetry Co-ordinator, Ways With Words, Dartington from 1994 - 2016
Women’s Theatre Group, (Director, Josephine Larson) 2009
Poetry@Totnes Festival, Organiser of Readings & Exhibition & Street Masque 2007 & 2008
Secretary to Moor Poets at its inception, Newsletter Editor 2003 to 2009
Newton Abbot Writers Competition, Judge 2004-05
Sidmouth Poetry Competition, Judge 2003
Malborough Children’s Poetry Competition, Judge 2000
Totnes Women’s Week, poetry & cabaret organiser 1994-6
Arvon Centre Director at Totleigh Barton, Devon 1981-5
Muse & Music, monthly open mike in Lincoln pubs 1977-81
Lincs & Humberside Arts Panel Member 1978-9
Chairman, North Lincolnshire Writers Circle 1977
Poetry Workshops and Creative Writing Teaching
The Joy of Making, poetry week, writing & performance 2018 & 2019
Poetry in Performance Workshop, for Moor Poets & Teignmouth Poetry Festival 2018
Poetry Workshop, Galmpton Primary School for Torbay Poetry Festival 2018
Guardian Spirit of the Language & Land, T. Hughes walk and poetry study days 2010-13
Mystery & Imagination poetry workshop for Moor Poets 2011
Birdwood House, Totnes, weekly poetry workshop ‘Poetry Intuition’ from 2006-11
Moor Poets Masterclass in drafting & redrafting poems (with Williams & Wilson) Oct 2009
Haiku & Renga day workshop, Great Create Festival, Galmpton Jun 2009
Calling down the Muses, day workshop at Torbay Poetry Festival Oct 2008
Poems of Mystery & Imagination, day workshop for Moor Poets Sept 2008
SPARC Craft Centre, Dartington, Day Class, ‘Writing from the Wildwood’ 2007
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Poetry Course for Writing Group 2006
Torbay Poetry Festival Taster Day at Paignton 2006
Bath Spa University 2nd year Undergraduates Poetry ‘Voices & Choices’ 2004
Moor Poets Day Poetry Workshop, Ashburton 2004
South Dartmoor Community College, Evening Class in Creative Writing 2002
Dawlish Community College, Evening Class in Creative Writing 2002-3
Swarthmore Adult Education Centre, Plymouth, Day Classes in Poetry 2001-3
HMPrison Channings Wood, Ways With Words Writers workshop 2003
Art into Poetry Workshop & reading at the Ariel Centre, Totnes 2001
School Poetry Workshop, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Teignmouth & Tavistock 2000-6
Poetry Workshops at Ways With Words Literature Festival, Dartington 1999
WYSIWYG family workshops at Campus Arts Festival, Exeter 1988-91
Creative Writing Weekend at The Small School, Hartland, Devon 1987
Leader of Creative Writing weekend at Women’s Art Week at Monkton Wyld 1986
Individual readings include:
Bristol Old Vic, Brewhouse, Taunton, Theatre Royal, Lincoln; Hull Truck Theatre; Dartington Hall, Totnes; Lincoln Cathedral Chapter Hse; Blackfriar’s Arts Centre, Boston; Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln; Exeter Phoenix; The Bishop’s Palace, Exeter; The Turret Bookshop, London; Spacex Gallery, Exeter; Barbican Theatre, Plymouth; Octagon Theatre, Okehampton; Howe Concert Hall, Gt Torrington, Endicott House, Chagford; St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, Studio 36, Exeter; Hope Hall, Exeter.
Poetry shows & readings at the following festivals:
Glas-Denbury Arts Festival, 2018 & 19, Exeter Poetry Festival 2019, Respect Festival Exeter, 2017 & 18, Swindon Poetry Festival, 2018, The Green Man Festival, Bovey Tracey 2018, Widdershins, Moretonhamstead, 2017, Cheltenham Poetry Festival, 2015, Wenlock Poetry Festival, 2015, St Ives Literary Festival 2014 & 2015, Exeter Poetry Festival 2013 – 15, Teignmouth Poetry Festival, 2015, Ways With Words 2000 – 19; Charles Causley Festival 2011 & 2013; Derwent Poetry Festival 2010 – 13; Penzance Literature Festival 2013 - 19; Swindon Literary Festival, 2012 & 13, Edinburgh Fringe 2009; also, in previous years, Nottingham Literature Festival; Liverpool Women Writers; Dillington Poetry Picnic; South Hams Summer Festival; Ways With Words, Dartington; Campus Arts, Exeter; Malborough Music Festival; Torbay Poetry Festival; Text Festival, Exeter; Vibraphonic Festival, Exeter; Tavistock Music Festival; Bath Literary Festival; Ashburton Festival; The Great Create Festival; Dartington Summer School of Music; Totnes Festival; Porlock Arts Festival; Westival; Appledore Book Festival.
Performance projects & readings
Words & Jazz, Vortex Jazz Club, North London
Bee Fiesta, Storytelling at Arts Event, The Granary Arts Centre, Winchester.
Mind Flight, Studio 36 collective, St Sidwells Arts Centre, Exeter.
PLAY anthology launch with Matt Harvey, Brian Patten & fellow editor, Simon Williams. Also launches in Tunbridge Wells, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, St Ives, Totnes, Dawlish & South Brent.
La Loba Enchanting the Wild – premiere of solo poetry show, Glas-Denbury Arts Festival.
Word Café, Totnes headline reading with Kerry Priest,
Sea Songs, Live Arts Multimedia Show, St Ives Literature Festival & Bovey Tracey Guild of Crafts.
Song Lines, with Julie Mullen & Martin Seager, Ways With Words, Dartington.
The Weather House, poetry show with Simon Williams, at Glasdenbury Arts Festival, Ways With Words, Dartington & St Ives Literary Festival, Swindon Poetry Festival also, Special Anniversary Celebration at The Glade, Dartington.
Reclaiming the Myths of Dartmoor, The Green Man Festival, Bovey Tracey, also previously at venues across the moor.
Why Not? What If? Studio 36 collective, St Sidwells Arts Centre, Exeter.
La Loba Enchanting the Wild, Bone Song production with Jade Moon & Carolan Grzsenski at The Glade, Dartington, The Red Alachigh, Ashburton, St Ives Literature Festival.
Well Met, poems and songs of sea and shoreline with Simon Williams & Si Barron
Teignmouth Poetry Festival & St Ives Literature Festival.
Journeys, ArtsLive mixed media show with photographer Carol Ballenger and poets, Simon Williams & John Powls, at Ways with Words, Dartington & The Riverside Gallery, Bovey Tracey.
Adjusting the Contrast, cabaret show with songwriters, Peter Farrie & Katie Whitehouse & love poems written and performed by Susan, with Simon Williams at Totnes Festival, St Ives Literary Festival, Hope Hall, Exeter, Studio 36, Exeter, Ways With Words, Dartington.
The Story of Skeleton Woman, touring show which combined storytelling with poetry and song, with Jade Moon, Rebecca Maze and Carolan Grzsenski.
Sewing Word Seeds, interactive poetry walk around Dartington Gardens, with Pamela Sandry Gorman & Simon Williams. Spontaneous group poem ‘A Small Wave’ performed during the walk and at open mic events during the festival. Concept by Susan, walk devised by Pamela.
Fools Kindle, poetry performance collective shows with Apples & Snakes.
Touching the Sky, poetry and classical guitar music recital with Stephen Yates at Dartington.
Women Are Revolting, theatre work, including two dramatic monologues performed in collaboration with dancer, Katerina Kyriacou and devised finale, group tableaux on liberation.
Cuttings from the Garden, a poetry walk around Dartington Gardens for Ways with Words.
Sun on the Water, a three way collaborative reading with poets, Alyson Hallett & Julie-ann Rowell, linked by enthusiasm for landscape and rural and environmental issues, performed at Ways With Words Literature Festival and at Mr B’s Emporium in Bath.
Earthed, a Renga Cycle based on the work of Dartmoor potter, Joss Stone and with improvised cello music by Mike Edwards, performed at Devon Guild of Craftsmen Riverside Gallery at Bovey Tracey.
Woman of the Waters, a masque written in collaboration with Simon Williams and Helen Sands, and performed by Susan & Simon on Vire Island and along Totnes High Street, during the Lantern Procession which marked the end of Totnes Festival.
Mrs Mallowan’s Garden, a cycle of poems & songs, including work by Agatha Christie, read on the Greenway Ferry on the River Dart and, with Simon Williams in the courtyard at Greenway for The Great Create Festival.
Flying Dolphin from Porto Heli, with poets, Ellie Evans & Simon Williams. Poems & songs inspired by Peloponnese myth & landscape, performed with Greek music by Totnes band, Ta Filia on the opening day of Ways With Words Literature Festival.