Poems by Susan Snively
Holding a Balance
Local poet Susan Snively, who is the director of the Writing Center at
Amherst College and teaches courses in writing and women's autobiographies,
has published three collections of poems: From This Distance, Voices
in the House, and, more recently, The Undertow.
Former Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur described her work as "clean-cut, fluent,
witty, direct, fully of personality and surprise. [She] can also be deeply meditative,
grave and affecting, uproarious."
Poetry Center Readings:
Fall 1998 (with Agha Shahid Ali)
Fall 2004 (ELM Press event)