Susan Elbe

N/A
Madison, WI
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Author's Bio

Susan is the author of two full-length poetry collections, The Map of What Happened, which won the 2012 Backwaters Press book prize and the Jacar Press Julie Suk 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. Susan has served on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and the Council for Wisconsin Writers Board of Directors.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Eden in the Rearview Mirror
(Word Press, 2007)
, Light Made from Nothing
(Parallel Press, 2003)
, The Map of What Happened
(Backwaters Press, 2013)
Anthologies: 
A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems
(University of Akron Press, 2012)
, A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women's Poetry
(Calyx Books, 2003)
, Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses
(Yarroway Mountain Press, 2008)
, City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry
(University of Iowa Press, 2012)
, Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath
(The Backwaters Press, 2009)
, Echolocations: Poets Map Madison
(Cowfeather Press, 2013)
, Family Matters: Poems of Our Families
(Bottom Dog Press, 2005)
, Kiss Me Goodnight: Stories and Poems
(Syren Press, 2005)
, Love Over 60: an anthology of women's poems
(Mayapple Press, 2010)
, On Retirement: 75 Poems
(University of Iowa Press, 2007)
, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home
(Holy Cow! Press, 2013)
Journals: 
88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, After Hours, Ascent, Atlanta Review, Blackbird, Calyx, Comstock Review, Crab Orchard Review, diode, Escape Into Life, Laurel Review, LOCUSPOINT, Margie, Nimrod, North American Review, One, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Qarrtsiluni, Rattle, Salt Hill Journal, Smartish Pace, Southern Poetry Review, Verse Wisconsin, Zocalo Public Square
Chapbook: 
Where Good Swimmers Drown
(Concrete Wolf Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
2012 Backwaters Press Book Prize, Jacar Press Julie Suk Prize, Concrete Wolf Press Chapbook Prize, 7th Annual Oneiros Press Broadside Competition, CALYX Inaugural Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize, 2006 Lorine Niedecker Award, fellowships to Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

More Information

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Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
Chicago
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Dec 15, 2016