Susan’s first book of poems, Flesh, won the Marianne Moore Prize and was published by Helicon Nine Press. Recently, her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Cortland Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Pleiades, and Yalobusha Review. Her second book manuscript, Shaggy Parasol, has been a runner-up or finalist in such contests as the National Poetry Serieis, the Dorset Prize; the FIELD prize, the New Issues Green Rose Prize, and the Philip Levine Prize. She has had residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Arts, and the Millay Colony. She is an opera librettist (Korczak’s Orphans; composer Adam Silverman) and an Associate Professor at California State University, East Bay.