Susan Eisenberg is a poet, visual artist, and oral historian, who works within and across genres. Introduced to the craft of engaged poetry by Denise Levertov in the mid-1970s, her essay about that mentorship appears in Denise Levertov, In Company. Her newest poetry books are Stanley’s Girl (Cornell, 2018) and Perpetual Care (Third Rail, 2016); and, in nonfiction, We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction, with a New Preface (Cornell, 2018). She is reinventing her 900-square-foot mixed-media installation about women in the skilled trades into an interactive virtual exhibition, On Equal Terms: gender & solidarity, launching June 2018. She is a Resident Artist/Scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center.
The Doorway | Wants
Two things she wanted among the left-behinds when her parents moved