Susan Kelly-DeWitt is a California poet who spent most of her childhood on the island of Oahu, moving back to the mainland a year after statehood.
She is the author of The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008), as well as eight small press collections, and the electronic chapbooks Cassiopeia Above the Banyan Tree, “Poems About Hawaii” (Mudlark No. 33) and The Limbo Suite (Mudlark No. 38). She has been featured on Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily, and her work appears in anthologies such as Claiming The Spirit Within (Beacon Press), When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women (Autumn House Press), In Whatever Houses We May Visit: An Anthology of Poems That Have Inspired Physicians (American College of Physicians); work is also forthcoming in The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, and Afghanistan, A Window Into The Tragedy, edited and with photographs by Alen Silva Dordio.
Also a visual artist, her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Northern California galleries for over twenty years. She is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and an instructor for University of California, Davis Extension, where she recently developed an online poetry workshop.