Poems by Susan Snively

A Woman Holding a Balance

Second Glance

Spencer Tracy






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)