Poet Biography

poetSusana Rinderle is a Los Angeles native who has also called Mexico home, and considers herself a “dual citizen of California and New Mexico.”  She has been a poet, writer, musician and songwriter since childhood.  She won a poetry competition at age 17 and her winning piece was published, but she didn’t start performing spoken word until her 40’s.  She began competing in Albuquerque poetry slams in 2013.  That year she placed 4th in the city championship and 4th in the Women of the World local qualifying competition.

Susana believes poetry is a vital force for social and personal change, and is grateful for its unique power to give voice and bring healing. Her work often focuses on romantic and family relationships, womanhood, grief, and civilization decline. She has been described by audience members as “intense yet uplifting”, “indignant”, “healing”, “hopeful” and “giving voice to women’s issues we can relate to, in a positive way”.

Susana’s work has been published in the Malpais Review; Snapdragon Journal; Deep Times: A Journal of the Work That Reconnects; Catching Calliope; We Don’t Break, We Burn: Poems of Resilience; Fixed & Free Poetry Anthology 2021, and at www.purplelyrics.org.




Check out some poems!


October 28, 2021

Stand Still

May 17, 2020

Your Proper Place

April 14, 2020


December 17, 2019


October 21, 2018

Green Burial

September 16, 2018

tender ones

A Reminder to the Tender Ones

July 16, 2017


February 20, 2017

To the Woman Who Came After Me:

April 2, 2016

The Change

October 1, 2015

be gentle

Be Gentle

January 29, 2015


November 8, 2014


August 3, 2014

On Anger

October 27, 2013

Love Cage

July 17, 2013


July 13, 2013

The Weaning

November 28, 2012

Photography Attributions

  • Love Cage: Sunken Chest is a photograph by D & L Graphics
  • Resolution: Eevee courtesy of Emily Grant
  • Instructions: Calm in the Midst of Chaos is a photograph by Janet Young, 2017.

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