Suzanne Mercury is a poet, impassioned flânuese, gardener, lucid dreamer, and visual artist who creates mixed-media assemblages using found objects, old book pages, LED lights, glass, gold, tree branches, and all manner of natural materials.
Her collection of visual poems sassafracas (Xerolage 69), is published by Xexoxial Editions— their first ever full-color Xerolage. She has published her poetry in a variety of literary journals including SpoKe, Truck, Summer Stock, Throg Sludge, Sonora Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, as well as in anthologies Let the Bucket Down and The Wisdoms of the Universes in a Single String of Letters. Through Jewelweed Press, she has also published two limited micro-editions, Meteor’gami (2011) and Silenchante (2016).
Suzanne has shown her work and given readings and performances in a wide variety of venues in Cambridge, Brooklyn, Amherst, Boston, London, and Istanbul. She received her MFA in Creative Writing at Syracuse University, and has also studied visual art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and landscape history and sustainable design at the Landscape Institute at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. She lives in Boston, where she co-organizes the Boston Poetry Marathon.