Susan Kelly-DeWitt is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and the author of Gravitational Tug (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2020), Spider Season (Cold River Press, 2016), The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008) and several other print and online chapbooks. Her poems have been published in journals such as Poetry, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Poetry Northwest, International Literary Quarterly, North American Review, and Terrain among others, and in many anthologies at home and abroad. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the Northern California Book Reviewers Association, and her reviews have appeared in Library Journal, Small Press Review, The Sacramento Bee and Poetry Flash, where she is a contributing editor. She is also an exhibiting visual artist and has shown her work in Northern California galleries for thirty years. Her new book of poems, Gatherer’s Alphabet, is just out from Gunpowder Press, the first in their new series by California poets. For more information, visit her website at