Writings, Songs, and Other Works


Disillusions of Grandeur (and Other Eye-Openers) is a thought-provoking poetry collection for teenage to adult readers. Offering ironic and profound realizations about everyday life and interpersonal connections, these poems call attention to the magic within mundane experiences and the absurdity within certain aspects of society. Some of the poems are song lyrics and include links to Soundcloud.com, where you can hear them.

Some recently published individual poems:

“Sharing Wounds While Card Shopping,” in Rattle Magazine

Various poetic pieces, The Jewish Writing Project blog

“Apparitions of Former Selves,” Scapegoat Review

“Buried Tree,” Plants and Poetry Journal:

“Cleansing Waters,” Haunted Waters Press

Album of Sacred Songs

Songs for Divine Conversations

Twelve soulful songs to uplift the spirit and inspire introspective moments of sacred connection. While some of these songs were inspired by Hebrew prayers, all of them were inspired by an awareness and appreciation of God's presence.


Susan L. Lipson, lyrics & music, lead singer  Sam Glaser, producer/arranger/accompanist


Now available for streaming or downloading via Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and Pandora. CD's sold by Amazon or directly from Susan for autographed copies.

Below are photos from recording sessions at Glaser MusicWorks, in Los Angeles, where "Songs for Divine Conversations" was born. From L to R: Producer Sam Glaser and guitarist Ian Lipson, and Susan L. Lipson with singer Elle Lipson.
Sam Glaser and Ian Lipson

Fiction for Kids

The Secret in the Wood, a contemporary fantasy for middle-grade readers, is the enhanced e-book version of the trade paperback originally titled Knock on Wood The e-book features hidden images within the pictures, viewable via a link (and viewable via red-lensed, cardboard glasses in the paperback). The interactive pictures reinforce the concept of the book: finding magic in one's ordinary life is all about changing one's perspective. The Secret in the Wood introduces two 10-year-olds, Sara and Jonathan, who meet when Jonathan's parents buy Sara's beloved home, and then share a startling discovery: a lively tree fairy, Althea, who is trapped in the wood panel of Sara's bedroom wall! The kids team up to free the fairy, learning a lot about moving out, and moving on, in the process.

"Lipson's tale speaks profoundly to her readers about
the importance of learning how to make the best of
uncomfortable situations..." - Children's Literature

"...wonderfully crafted...highly entertaining...and
thought-provoking..." - Midwest Book Review

Get your free downloadable lesson and other ready-to-use writing lessons by Susan L. Lipson at:
TeachersPayTeachers.com/Store/Susan-Lipson. (No fee to join the site.)

Writing Success Through Poetry (Prufrock Press) offers poetry prompts and exercises to build writing skills for all genres. This textbook features ready-to-use lessons to suit multiple skill levels for a writing workshop or small group lessons. Student samples, editorial checklists, and guiding questions enhance this engaging program.

Visit my teaching blog: https://susanllipsonwritingteacher.blogspot.com.

Susan teaches adult poets, too!

Other Works

My short memoir, “Connections,” about an otherworldly connection with a dear friend/mentor, was featured by Dr. Amy Robbins on her podcast, “Life, Death, and the Space Between.” This story was previously published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions.

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