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Susan Aizenberg

b. 1951

Biography

Susan Aizenberg is the author of three full-length poetry collections: A Walk with Frank O’Hara and Other Poems (forthcoming in 2024 from University of New Mexico Press in the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series) Quiet City (BkMk Press 2015) and Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series 2002). Her most recent collection, First Light, is a fine arts letterpress collection of 11 poems with original linocuts by artist Kevin Bowman (Gibraltar Editions 2020). Aizenberg is also the author of Peru in Take Three: 2/AGNI New Poets Series (Graywolf Press 1997), and co-editor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press 2001). Her awards include a Crab Orchard Poetry Series Award, the VCU/Levis Reading Prize, a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Book Award, and the Mari Sandoz Award from the Nebraska Library Association. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, among them Blackbird, On the Seawall, Plume, The Night Heron Barks, Bosque, The American Journal of Poetry, The North American Review, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Connotation Press, Minyan, ABQinPrint, and The Journal, and have been reprinted in several anthologies, most recently, A Constellation of Kisses (Terrapin Press 2019). Aizenberg is Professor Emerita of Creative Writing and English at Creighton University and now lives and writes in Iowa City.

Current City, State, Country

Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Published Works

A Walk with Frank O’Hara (forthcoming University of New Mexico Press, Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series, 2024)
First Light (limited edition, letterpress chapbook; Gibraltar Editions 2020)
Quiet City (BkMK Press, 2015)
Muse (Southern University Press, Crab Orchard Poetry Series 2002)
Co-Editor (with Erin Belieu) of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP 2001)
Peru/Take Three:2, AGNI New Poets Series
(Graywolf Press, 1997)

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Education

MFA Vermont College of Fine Arts (1992)
BFA University of Nebraska at Omaha (1989)

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