Chicagoan by day, Californian by night, Susan Hogan is a poet who embraces the life of a nomad. She collects energy and immediacy wherever she is, spreading it outwards through her writing. She has served as contributing editor of Poetry International, has worked helping underprivileged students in San Diego with English as a second language, has interned for the Poetry Foundation’s think tank, the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, and is currently employed at a small arts book publisher. Susan has given poetry readings across the country and is constantly generating new work, with help in part from her co-collaborators at the Chicago-based Caffeine Arts Collective, where she is resident poet. Her writing has appeared in Curbside Splendor, Chicago Quarterly Review, Serving House Journal, and other publications. Susan and her partner Ben just welcomed their first child, Vera, to this world on April Fool’s Day, 2014. Keep up with her at www.susan-hogan.com and twitter.com/writemorepoems.
“It’s going to be a late dinner,” she announces at 2:20 a.m., cutting potatoes for curry.