Susan Kolodny

Susan Kolodny, in her work as a psychoanalyst, specializes in work with artists and writers. Her previous book, The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000) is a study of the psychological obstacles to creative work and the personal qualities and therapeutic work that enable people to surmount these. Kolodny, an urban nature poet, witnessed the devastating Oakland- Berkeley Hills firestorm of 1991, the subject of the title poem of her new collection.