American Poet: Susan Kelly-DeWitt

The High Window

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Susan Kelly-DeWitt is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and the author of Gatherer’s Alphabet (Gunpowder Press, CA Poets Prize, 2022), Gravitational Tug (Main Street Rag, 2020), Spider Season (Cold River Press, 2016), The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008) and a number of previous small press collections. Her work has also appeared in many anthologies, and in print and online journals at home and abroad. She is currently a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the Northern California Book Reviewers Association and a contributing editor for Poetry Flash. For more information, please visit


Introduction by Susan Kelly-DeWitt

The previously unpublished poems here were written over many years—one of them almost thirty years ago and one just a few months ago.

I have always tried to include poems that address history–personal, political, social–in some way. I don’t think this has changed. The natural world and the…

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