Suzanne Mercury is a poet who creates mixed-media visual and haptic poetry assemblages using found objects, old book pages, LED lights, glass, gold, tree branches, and all manner of natural materials to go with her written work.
Her collection of visual poems sassafracas (Xerolage 69), is published by Xexoxial Editions— their first ever full-color Xerolage. Through Jewelweed Press, she has also published two limited micro-editions, Meteor’gami (2011) and Silenchante (2016).
She has published 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, and has given readings and performances and displayed her work in a wide variety of venues in Cambridge, Brooklyn, Amherst, Boston, London, and Istanbul.
Suzanne 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.