Susanne is retired. She enjoys photography, hiking, biking, line dancing, playing
accordion, and her grandchildren.
She published her first book of poetry in 2012. Being is a chapbook, published by
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC and is being marketed locally and on-line. For more
information on Susanne's book, check out her website!! (http://www.susyouzel.com)
The poems are born from her experience of growing up in California state parks and her
deep relationship with her natural surroundings is apparent in her writings.
In what the Tribune News calls 'heartfelt poetry,' Being encapsulates visions of the
Northwest and specifically Trinity County, CA where Susanne spent 25 years traversing
the rugged natural landscapes of the rural Northern California county and its pristine
Trinity Alps Wilderness Area.
Susanne Twight-Alexander's father was a California state park ranger. She has three
children, all of whom were born in Trinity County.
She and her husband have lived in Eugene, Oregon for 27 years. (Groundwaters 2015:
Website address: http://susyouzel.com/being/
Index of Groundwaters contributions:
Volume 8 Issue 2 - “Egrets in Late January” (poetry)
Volume 8 Issue 3 - "Being" (poetry)
Volume 9 Issue 1 - "Hiking With Llamas" (personal experience/non-fiction); "Autumn
and "Orb Spiders' Art" (poetry)
Volume 9 Issue 3 - "The Importance of Place" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 9 Issue 4 - "And Early Morning Talks Over Coffee" (poetry)
Volume 10 Issue 3 - "Ripples of Life" (poetry)
Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology - "Soccer" and "Bunchberry Dogwood" (poetry) -
page160 & 161
Groundwaters 2016: An Anthology: "Seeking Peace" (poetry/nature) - page 10;
"SUVs on Our Street" (poetry/whimsy) - page 29; "Cul-de-sac" (poetry/seasons) - page
30; "Oxford Dictionary" (poetry/the written word) - page 48; "Nature in the Suburbs"
(non-fiction/nature) - page 87
Groundwaters 2017: An Anthology: "Gold” (Non-fiction/Nature) - page 20; "A Break in
the Weather" (Non-fiction/Nature) - page 25
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