Timbuktu, a Place Lost in Time

Forty-seven years ago almost to the day, just before New Years, I was traveling West Africa on vacation from my Peace Corps assignment in Liberia. The iconic Timbuktu was one imperative stop on my route. Following are excerpts from my book of this journey and proof this place really exists. Part VI: Chapter; Planes, Trains,…Read more »

Recent Publication

The occasional poet that I am proved fruitful for me. Two of my poems about Covid-19 have been published in the Anthology noted below. I and some of my colleagues will be doing virtual readings on November 20, 6PM PST. Here are the details from the publisher: This Uncommon Solitude by Lisa | Oct 17,…Read more »

Unfettered Love – Part II

What is it about Africa that causes its visitors or temporary residents to fall so deeply in love with this continent? I hear it over and over again. The words of love echo from the first Peace Corps volunteers who landed in Liberia in 1962 to the newly returned volunteers in 2020 (post-civil war, post…Read more »

Virtual Book Launch – Sign Up

Sunday, 06/28/2020 – 4:00pm PST Village Books in Bellingham, WA is pleased to include Susan E. Greisen as part of our Virtual Lit Live Event series! Event will be live nationwide in your timezone. In Search of Pink Flamingos is a story of a young woman who defies her parents’ demands to become a farmer’s…Read more »

Outdoor Book Club

On June 1st, Susan Cushing organized her monthly book club, hosted by Ginny Davidson. I attended as guest author of In Search of Pink Flamingos. We practiced social distancing outdoors (masks as needed) on Ginny’s gorgeous deck surrounded by towering firs and cedars with birds abound. I could have been in Africa. The sun drenched…Read more »