Colorado Springs, CO
Susan M. Peiffer is a widely recognized and published poet, educator, and Theologian. Self-described as an irredeemable sesquipedalian demimondaine, she is referenced variously as "ever funky," vivacious and free", and mysteriously, "Gibby". The recent recipient of the Pike's Peak Arts Council's award for excellence in performance poetry and the Colorado Springs RAW performance artist of the year, Susan's confessional poetry covers a variety of subjects, carries a unique cadence, and ranges in style from modern haiku to competitive slam. Susan facilitates workshops in both page and performance poetry for people of all ages and audiences, is made of some kind of stardust, likes gnomes and monkeys, and believes most inanimate objects come to life at night.
Determination. Vulnerability. Compassion. Forgiveness. Authenticity. Sacrifice. Cooperation--and again, forgiveness.
I like that RAW is a collaborative event--mediums meeting in the middle to celebrate each other and the connection of vision, passion, and creativity--entirely presented, appreciated, and publicized by a community invested in positively promoting itself. That and if you add an "R", you get "RAWR!!"
My world goes 'round with ongoing opportunities to love others--the chances I have to spot something beautiful and go, "Hey! Look at that over there!!!" ----->