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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

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)
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)
Alaska Quarterly Review, Harvard Magazine, Many Mountains Moving, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Witness
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

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