Susan Snively


A poet and scholar, Susan Snively has published several books of poetry as well as a novel entitled Jumbo and Little Phil, which is about Emily Dickinson's alleged love affair with her father's friend, Judge Otis Phillips Lord.


Susan Snively taught at Amherst College for 27 years before retiring in 2008. She currently works as a guide at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has published four books of poetry.

Her poetry is featured in the AIDS Quilt Songbook song "Fury," with music by Donald Wheelock.

--Christie Finn

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