Jacqueline Suskin is a poet and educator who has been teaching workshops, writing books, and creating spontaneous poetry around the world since 2009. She has composed over forty thousand improvisational poems with her ongoing writing project, Poem Store. Suskin is the author of eight books, including A Year in Practice (2023). Her work has been featured in various publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and Yes! magazine. As the Artist in Residence at Folklife Farm from 2019-2021, Suskin founded a retreat program and continues to host artists from around the world. In 2023, she piloted POEM FOREST Detroit in partnership with Turnaround Arts and The Kennedy Centre. She lives in Detroit where she works as a teaching artist with InsideOut Literary Arts, bringing nature poetry into classrooms.


Jacqueline Suskin reads 'Listening to Trees'