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Susan is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Map of What Happened, which won the 2012 Backwaters Press book prize, and Eden in the Rearview Mirror (Word Poetry). She also has two chapbooks, Light Made from Nothing (Parallel Press) and Where Good Swimmers Drown (Concrete Wolf Press). She lives in Madison, Wisconsin where she and three other poets collaborate with the Chazen Museum of Art on the Bridge Poetry Series, a bi-annual series dedicated to bringing together Wisconsin poets of many different sensibilities and background to respond to the amazing art the Chazen offers. Susan has served on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and the Council for Wisconsin Writers Board of Directors.
Fiction Writer, Poet
www.karlelder.com Books The Houdini Monologues. Word of Mouth Books. Sheboygan. 2010. (poems). Gilgamesh at the Bellagio. The National Poetry Review Press. Aptos. 2007. (poems) The Minimalist’s How-to Handbook. Parallel Press. Madison. 2005. (poems) Mead: Twenty-six Abecedariums. Marsh River Editions. Marshfield. 2005. (poems) The Geocryptogrammatist’s Pocket Compendium of the United States. R.S. Endowment Editions. Plymouth. 2001. (poem) A Man in Pieces. Prickly Pear Press. Austin. 1994. (poems) What Is the Future of Poetry? Seems Press. Sheboygan. 1991. [third printing]. (Editor) Phobophobia. Prickly Pear Press. Austin. 1987. [out of print]. (poems) The Celibate. Prickly Pear Press. Austin. 1982. [out of print]. (poems) Can't Dance an' It's Too Wet to Plow. Prickly Pear Press. Dallas. 1975 [out of print]. (poems)
In addition to publishing two full-length collections of poetry and two poetry chapbooks, I am also co-founder and co-editor of both Imaginary Friend Press (www.imaginaryfriendpress.com) and the online literary journal Blood Lotus (www.bloodlotusjournal.com).