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Jacqueline Suskin

Milwaukee, United States

Jacqueline Suskin is best known for her work with Poem Store, a public performance project in which she composes custom verses on a manual typewriter in exchange for donations. She has been featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, in the New York Times, at SFMoMA, and at Los Angeles Contemporary art fair of the West Coast, bringing poetry to the general public in an intimate, immediate, and accessible way.

Suskin is currently the Artist in Residence at Folklife Farm. She is the author of seven books: The Collected (Publication Studio, 2010), Go Ahead & Like It (Ten Speed Press, 2014), The Edge of The Continent Volume One (Rare Bird, 2018), The Edge of The Continent Volume Two (Rare Bird, 2019), Help in the Dark Season (Write Bloody, 2019), The Edge of The Continent Volume Three (Rare Bird, 2020) and Every Day is a Poem (Sounds True, 2020).

With her project Poem Store, Suskin has composed over forty thousand improvisational poems for patrons who chose a topic in exchange for a unique verse. Her work has been featured in New York Times, T Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and various other publications.

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