Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin. Courtesy Dibs.

Susan Griffin (born January 26, 1943) is an American poet, essayist, and playwright.[1]


Griffin was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1943 and has resided in California since then.


Griffin calls herself an eco-feminist author. She describes her work as "draw[ing] connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and trac[ing] the causes of war to denial in both private and public life."[2]


Griffin has received a MacArthur grant for Peace and International Cooperation, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and an Emmy Award for her play Voices.



  • Dear Sky. Berkeley, CA: Shameless Hussy Press, 1971.
  • Like the Iris of an Eye. New York: Harper, 1976.
  • Unremembered Country: Poems. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1987.
  • Bending Home: Selected & new poems, 1967-1998. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1998.


  • Voices (a play in poetry; first produced in San Francisco, 1974). Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press, 1975.


  • Women: Feminist stories by new fiction authors (contributor). New York: Eakins, 1971.


  • Le Viol. Canada: L’Etincelle, 1972.
  • Let Them Be Said. Mama Press, 1973.
  • Letters. Berkeley, CA: Twowindows Press, 1973.
  • The Sink. Berkeley, CA: Shameless Hussy Press, 1973.
  • Woman and Nature: The roaring inside her. New York: Harper, 1978.
  • Rape: The power of consciousness. New York: Harper, 1979.
  • Pornography and Silence: Culture’s revolt against nature. New York: Harper, 1981.
  • Made from This Earth: Selections from her writing, 1967-82. Women’s Press, 1982
    • published as Made from This Earth: An anthology of writings. Harper, 1983.
  • A Chorus of Stones: The private life of war. New York: [[Doubleday (publisher}Doubleday]], 1992.
  • The Eros of Everyday Life: Essays on ecology, gender and society. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
  • What Her Body Thought: A journey into the shadows. San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1999.
  • The Book of the Courtesans: A catalogue of their virtues. Broadway Books, 2001.
  • Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On being an American citizen. Trumpeter, 2008.


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the Poetry Foundation.[1]

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"Winter" by Susan Griffin

"Winter" by Susan Griffin

  • Susan Griffin (cassette). University of California Media Center 1974.
  • Adrienne Rich Reads from Susan Griffith's 'Women and Human Nature'. Los Angeles: Pacifica Radio Archive, 1978.
  • The Private Life of War (cassette). Berkeley, CA: New Medicine Tapes, 1993.

Except where noted, discographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Susan Griffin b. 1943, Poetry Foundation, Web, Sep. 26, 2012.
  3. Search results = au:Susan Griffin, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 6, 2018.

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