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Susan Rich

Author's Bio

I am the author of four books of poems including Cloud Pharmacy, The Alchemist's Kitchen, Cures Include Travel, and the Cartographer's Tongue. Along with Brian Turner, I edited The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders. Individual poems appear in Antioch Review, New England Review, Southern Review, and Witness. Seattle, WA is my homebase.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Cloud Pharmacy (White Pine Press, 2014), The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders (National Poetry Foundation, 2013), The Alchemist's Kitchen (White Pine Press, 2010), Cures Include Travel (White Pine Press, 2006), The Cartographer's Tongue (White Pine Press, 2000)
Anthologies:
Family Matters: Poems of Our Families (Bottom Dog Press, 2006), O Taste and See: Food Poems (Bottom Dog Press, 2004), Best Essays of the Northwest (University of Oregon, 2001)
Journals:
Alaska Quarterly Review, Harvard Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Witness
Prizes:
Artists Trust Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, PEN USA for Poetry, Peace Corps Writers, and Times Literary Supplement

Susan Rich Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Collected Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Bellocq's Ophelia by Natasha Tretheway, Still Life with Oyster and Lemon by Mark Doty. Complete Poems by Rilke translated by Edward Snow.
Favorite Authors:
Rilke, Carolyn Forche, Natasha Tretheway, Traci K. Smith, Kelli Russell Agodon, Elizabeth Bishop, Mark Doty, Terrance Hayes, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Ilya Kaminsky.

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Listing last updated: July 14, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Boston, MA
Raised in:
Brookline, MA

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