Susan Charkes
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Selected Writings


sp. book cover Sp., a poetry chapbook (forthcoming from The Operating System, 2017)
The Wild Here and Now book cover The Wild Here and Now (Arboreality Press, 2013)

Outdoors With Kids Philadelphia book cover Outdoors With Kids - Philadelphia (AMC Books, 2013)

Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia book cover AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia (AMC Books, 2010)

  • Reviews of the book
  • No Bad Hikes! When and where to attend my book signings, readings and presentations on hiking in the Philadelphia area as well as hikes I am leading.
Land for Life book cover Co-editor, Land for Life, a Handbook on Caring for Natural Lands (Natural Lands Trust, 2d ed. 2014). (1st ed. published as Stewardship Handbook for Natural Lands in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2009).

Business, Nonprofit and Educational Communication

  • I do business and nonprofit communications (writing and editing), including grantwriting, reports, newsletters, press releases, catalogs, brochures, educational and marketing materials. See more at Arkosic Associates, LLC.

Selected Poems and Awards

Regional Writing

News and Features



  • On my podcast, "Because Nature Tells Me So," I read from some of my essays and other writings.


  • “Birdman of Bucks,” Pennsylvania Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008
  • “Liesegang Banding in Tennessee Sandstone,” The Tennessee Conservationist, July/August 2006
  • “Information Technology: Beyond the Toolbox,” Special Libraries, Fall 1995, p. 265-271. (Winner, 1996 SLA-H.W. Wilson Award for best article published in Special Libraries.)
  • “The Constitutionality of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act,” Columbia Law Review, 1983, pp. 727-754.
  • “Editorial Discretion of State Public Broadcasting Licensees,” Columbia Law Review, 1982, pp.1161-1182.


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