Jacqueline Suskin is a poet and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the author of three books, including The Edge of The Continent(Rare Bird 2018). Known for her project Poem Store, Suskin composes improvisational poetry for patrons who choose a topic in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the world. She was honored by Michelle Obama at the White House as a Turnaround Artist, and her work has been featured in New York Times, T Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and various other publications.
Jacqueline writes about love not in the one-dimensional,
heart-emoji sense but as it truly feels: mysterious, insane, ever
shifting--a force that binds us to one another, to this earth, and
to ourselves. --Hallie Bateman, author of What to Do When I'm
With each poem a new spell is cast, for Jacqueline teaches us over and over again that there is indeed a light in the darkest seasons of our hearts, our communities, and our futures. --Marlee Grace, author of How to Not Always Be Working