Susan Griffin (born January 26, 1943) is an eco-feminist author. She describes her work as "draw[ing] connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and trac[ing] the causes of war to denial in both private and public life." She received a MacArthur grant for Peace and International Cooperation, an NEA Fellowship, and an Emmy Award for the play Voices.

Susan Griffin was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1943 and has resided in California since then.


Susan Griffin Poems

The Perfect Mother


The perfect mother lets the cat
sleep on her head. The
children laugh.... more »

The Bad Mother

The bad mother wakes from dreams
of imperfection trying to be perfection.
All night she's engineered a train
too heavy with supplies... more »


I would not have gotten in this boat with you.
I would not
where else was there... more »

Susan Griffin Quotes

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