SUSAN GRIFFIN is a well-known writer and poet, known for
combining genres in innovative and powerful forms. Her latest
work, “The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of Their Virtues,”
was published in 2001. Sierra Club Books published “Woman and
Nature,” a work that is considered an environmental classic, in a
new edition in 2000. “A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of
War,” a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National
Book Critics Award, won the prestigious BABRA award and was a New
York Times Notable Book for 1992. Her essays on gender and
society were collected in “The Eros of Everyday Life,” in 1994.

Griffin has published several volumes of poetry, including
“Unremembered Country,” which won the Commonwealth Club’s Silver
Medal for poetry in 1987.  In 1998, Copper Canyon Press published
“Bending Home: Poems Selected and New 1967-1998,” which was a
finalist for the Western States Art Federation Award.  A public
television performance of her play “Voices,” published by Samuel
French, won an Emmy Award in 1975. Her play “Thicket” was
performed by Ruth Zaporah in San Francisco and published in The
Kenyon Review. Named by Utne Reader as one of a hundred important
visionaries for the new millennium, she has been the recipient of
an NEA grant and a smaller MacArthur Grant (for Peace and
International Cooperation). Â
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Susan Griffin has recently written a musical drama, “Canto,” and
has begun the third volume of her social autobiography,
“Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: The Autobiography of an
American Citizen,” to be published by Trumpeter Books.  Griffin
is also co-editing an anthology entitled “Transforming Terror:
Remembering the Soul of the World,” which will be published by UC
Press. She lectures widely in the United States and abroad,
teaches courses on environmental philosophy at the California
Institute of Integral Studies, and counsels and teaches both
experienced and new writers privately at her home in Berkeley.

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