Susie Fought’s words have been published in various small collections including three volumes of BREW, available on Lulu Press. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she now lives with too many dogs in Berkeley, California. www.susiefought.com
Favorite lesbian writer? I think it’s a toss-up between June Jordan and Dorothy Allison. If you’ve ever heard Dorothy read, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say she makes me squirm in my seat. I once saw a film clip of June Jordan reading Poem About My Rights and it made me jump up and stomp my feet and yell out HELL YES! Other lesbian writers I’ve enjoyed include Jane Rule, Gertrude Stein, Alice Walker, Joan Nestle, Sarah Schulman, Jeanette Winterson, Audre Lorde, Jewelle Gomez, and Leslie Feinberg.
I write prose poetry because it’s all I know how to write! I dabble in fiction but it’s not what naturally flows out of me and there are others who do it so much better. Longing (being smitten) is a common theme for me.
I’ve never been a fan of erotica and so I was thrilled to hear about SMITTEN and even more so to be included in the anthology!
I think it’s fantastic that SMITTEN includes poems by women from all over the world and I am humbled to be included.
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