Susan Sleepwriter writes micropoetry on Twitter and reads at spoken word and poetry events around Sydney.  She also writes short stories and long poems.

Susan’s micropoems offer succinct commentaries on love, pain, identity, nature and the universe. Some to bite into, others to roll on the tongue. Many will resonate and linger long afterwards.

Some of Susan’s micropoems, longer poems, flash fiction, monologues and reviews can be found on this blog - a sand-pit of sorts. Her best work does not play here. It sleeps in her bottom drawer or is yet to be created.


Irreverent Crow, a collection of Susan's micropoems is now available. Order Irreverent Crow here.

Susan's poem Off-Centre, about Sydney’s Oxford Street, was published in 2013 on The Red Room Company’s app, The Disappearing

Her micropoem Stasis was published in 2014 in Interactive Press’ anthology of speculative poetry, The Stars Like Sand.

After the party was published by Meuse press in a collection of poems about Sydney's rivers in an online Guide to Sydney Rivers - poetry in disguise. [Page 57]

Our Distracted Hands, a short fiction-poetry fusion, can be found in the wonderful 25th anniversary anthology of Live Poets at Don Bank - Can I tell you a Secret? - published by Ginninderra Press. [Page 326]

Watch, listen

Susan Sleepwriter at WordinHand
Watch Susan read her micropoems at Sydney’s regular spoken word event, WordinHand.

Video courtesy of Anthony J Langford

Listen to Jessica Revill interview Susan on The Write Stuff for Radio Skid Row (Feb, 2015).

Susan reads micropoems on the theme 'not normal' at Caravan Slam in January 2015.

Tipping her hat (if she had one) in thanks, to:

1 comment:

  1. I love Susan's work. What a talent. A unique voice amongst the modern 'trend' of the 'spoken word rap'. Goes to prove that art can be concise and still poignant and powerful. Big things coming.