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Winner of the 2003 Distinguished Artist Award from the Nebraska Arts Council, poet SUSAN AIZENBERG is the author of three collections of poetry and co-editor of an anthology of contemporary women's poetry. Her first, chapbook-length, collection, Peru, appeared in Graywolf's Take Three/2: AGNI New Poets Series. She is co-editor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia UP 2001.) Her first full-length collection, Muse, was published in 2002 in Southern Illinois University Press as part of the Crab Orchard Poetry series and was awarded Virginia Commonwealth University's Larry Levis Prize and the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry. Her newest collection, Quiet City and Other Poems, is forthcoming from BkMk Press in spring 2015. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Spillway, The Journal, and elsewhere. Aizenberg has received numerous Pushcart Prize nominations, a Nebraska Arts Council Distinguished Artist Fellowship and two Individual Artist Awards, and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner award for poetry. She is Professor of Creative Writing and English at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

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