Susie Meserve

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Susie Meserve is a poet, essayist, blogger, and mother. Her debut poetry collection, Little Prayers, won the 2018 Blue Light Book Award from San Francisco–based publisher Blue Light Press. Her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Salon.com, and the book anthology Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness. Susie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young sons.

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The Best Summer Yet

[ASIDE: Reader, I’m not happy with the aesthetics of my blog posts. I tried to make the font larger for better readability, but then things looked even more catty-wonkus. If there are any WordPress mavens out there, please drop me a line, yo?] At the end of last summer, I wrote a blog post called […]

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