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A lifelong naturalist, Susan Edwards Richmond organizes poetry events and curates the Poem of the Month blog. She writes about the interrelationship of humans and nature, and the stories associated with animals and wild places. Her most recent book is Before We Were Birds published by Adastra Press in 2017. She has published four other collections, Boto and Purgatory Chasm (both by Adastra), Birding in Winter (Finishing Line Press), and Increase (FootHills Publishing). Susan has taught at Clark University, served as Poet-in-Residence at Fruitlands Museum, and taught poetry for three years at the Shirley Medium Correctional Facility with Linda Hoffman. Susan, along with Linda,  was one of the founding editors of Wild Apples: a journal of nature, art, and inquiry. She currently teaches at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Community Preschool, where she also volunteers in the sanctuary's bird conservation efforts, including the annual Birdathon, breeding bird surveys, and bird banding. She lives in Acton, Massachusetts, with her husband and has two daughters.  At Old Frog Pond Farm, Susan finds rich material for her work and a landscape in which to collaborate with other poets, writers, and visual artists.