Welcome to my Poet Lady Chat Room. I would like to invite you to click on the chat box and type in a question, a suggestion, submit a poem, in other words – “chat with me.” I may, if you submit a poem, decide to feature it in my Poem of the Week section or, we may simply exchange ideas and suggestions about your poem.

This is a place to “talk” poetry with someone who has loved it all her life. I have a true passion for the possibilities of poetry and would love to hear your thoughts and/or read your poem. I will be happy to offer my reaction to your work and, based on over 40 years of teaching poetry, organizing, and conducting poetry workshops, working as a book review editor for an international poetry magazine, authoring five books of poetry and two textbooks on teaching poetry, send along my thoughts on ways to make your poem stronger and more impactful.

If you’re on my site, you have a connection to poetry. Feel free to connect with me – right here -right now, by typing your message into the “chat box” and clicking send. I’m waiting…


Your friend in poetry, Susan

Back to Poetry Talk...

Something... (1 reply)

3 years ago
Ashmitkaur 3 years ago

I am a part of... something

I can’t understand.

am I connected?

I want to let go but... I can’t.

It has started to hurt,

I’m begging for help.

Blood dripping down my chest,

nobody else can see.

I am a part of something

and it’s gonna... end me.

                                      - ashmit



Susan Katz
3 years ago
Susan Katz 3 years ago

Thank you so much for submitting your poem for consideration as Featured Poem of the Week.  You certainly have packed a lot of emotion into a very short poem.  Thank you for sharing it with me.  Wishing you a very happy and creative day, Susan

Back to Poetry Talk...