Susan G. Wooldridge conducts writing workshops privately, through Poets & Writers, Inc., and with the California Poets in the Schools program. She is the author of Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words, a Book Sense Pick, a long-running Quality Paperback Book Club selection, and a Writer's Digest Book Club selection. She has also written a chapbook of poems, Bathing with Ants.
"This is a wonderful book--smart, wide-eyed, joyful, helpful, inspiring. You're going to love it, and love writing poetry more for having read it."--Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird
"Wooldridge wants each of us to connect with our inner poet.
Savvy . . . optimistic, warm, unpretentious."--San Francisco
Chronicle "Written with exuberance and great heart,
Poemcrazy is a collection of high-spirited meditations and
strategies which provide both writing teachers and students a
wealth of approaches to poetry."--Wild Duck Review
"Poemcrazy is, in its simplest sense, a book of ideas and
techniques for people who teach poetry. But Wooldridge's enthusiasm
takes it into another realm, in which poetry is a state of mind, a
way of being spiritual and powerful, a glimpse at the secrets of
the inner self."--Arizona Republic "Jubilant . . . More than
an instruction book for tapping the creative and beginning to
write, Poemcrazy is also about being alertly alive. It is a
field guide to imagination."--Chico News and Review