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Susan Thomas

Author's Bio

The language of imagination helps us track the unsayable, whose footsteps we must follow whether they exist or not. Poetry lives in that paradox. Exciting language is what transports us – shifting gears, asking questions, understating, overstating, reconciling opposites. It links distant things and includes us all in what we've been searching for – the unknowable.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Among Angelic Orders (Fomite, 2015), The Empty Notebook Interrogates Itself (Fomite, 2012), Voice of the Empty Notebook (Finishing Line Press, 2007), State of Blessed Gluttony (Red Hen Press, 2004), The Hand Wave Goodbye (Main Street Rag, 2002)
Anthologies:
Chance of A Ghost (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005), The Poets Grimm (Story Line Press, 2003), American Diaspora (University of Iowa Press, 2001), Like Thunder (University of Iowa Press, 2001), Essential Love (PoetWorks Press, 2000), Food and Other Enemies (Essex Press, 2000)
Journals:
American Letters & Commentary, Atlanta Review, Feminist Studies, Hunger Mountain, Kalliope, Margie, Midstream, Mississippi Review, Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry Miscellany, Potomac Review, Sanskrit Review, Southern Humanities Review, Spoon River Poetry Review
Prizes:
The Benjamin Saltman Prize for STATE OF BLESSED GLUTTONY, The Iowa Poetry Prize for "The Empty Notebook", Ann Stanford Prize (USC) "Strolling Down the Via Negativa."

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: February 6, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York City, NY
Raised in:
New York City and Teaneck, NJ

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