Jacqueline Suskin is a California-based performance poet and educator who has been teaching workshops, Writing Books, and creating spontaneous poetry at events around the world since 2009.


Suskin is the author of The Collected (Publication Studio, 2010), Go Ahead & Like It (Ten Speed Press, 2014), The Edge of The Continent Volume One (Rare Bird, 2018), The Edge of The Continent Volume Two (Rare Bird, 2019), and Help in the Dark Season (Write Bloody, 2019).

Known for her multidisciplinary project Poem Store, Suskin composes improvisational poetry for patrons who choose a topic in exchange for a unique verse. Poem Store has been her main occupation since 2009 and has taken her around the world writing nearly forty thousand spontaneous poems. She was honored by Michelle Obama at the White House as a Turnaround Artist, and her work has been featured in New York Times, T Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Man Repeller, Reader’s Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, Huffington Post and various other publications. She has written for Oprah Winfrey, Maria Shriver, Drew Barrymore, Cheryl Strayed, and Gwyneth Paltrow, and has collaborated with Nike, Paypal, Gartner Inc, Alice + Olivia, Nasty Gal, and The Standard, finding endless ways to bring poetry into the mainstream.