Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Susan Aizenberg


Quiet City and Other Poems. BkMk Press, 2015.

Muse, Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women, ed. with Erin Belieu, Columbia University Press, 2001

Peru, in Take 3: Agni New Poets Series, Graywolf Press, 1997


"Eleanor Writes That She's Learned Good Jailing," "Paradelle," "What You Couldn't Say," "For A Long Time I Have Wanted to Write a Poem About Happiness," The Journal, Spring 2010.

"I-80," "Longing in Nebraska," "To The Mother of the Sixteen-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead after She Called Them," Prairie Schooner, Fall 2009.

"My Mother as Orpheus." Hunger Mountain, Spring 2008.

"White Cat & Notebook: A Still Life." Blackbird, Spring 2008.

"Lake Mascoma." Prairie Schooner, Spring 2007.

"Rapeseed Fields." Translation from the Mandarin with poet Jinmei Yuan of poem by Chinese poet, Luye. Provincetown Arts (2006). Provincetown, MA.

"To Vishniac." Prairie Schooner, Spring 2006.

Four Poems: "Things that Cannot Be Compared," "Sometimes When You're Asleep," "To Vishniac," and "Capote in Brooklyn." Poetry Forest, Fall 2006. China. Also published in Chinese-Western Poetry, Fall 2006. Macao. Translated into Mandarin by Luye.

"Things That Cannot Be Compared (Dissonance I)." Blackbird, November 2004.

Three poems: "Nights Mutable as Water Revise Themselves Into The Shape of Our Extravagant Past,""Cortland, 1970," L'Heure Bleue." Blackbird, November 2003.

"Capote," Hotel Amerika, Spring 2003.

"Ode" and "Florigraphy," Crab Orchard Review, Fall/Winter 2001.

"Against Romance," Chelsea, Winter 2001.

Alaska Quarterly Review, Blackbird, Prague Review, Third Coast, AGNI, Baybury Review, Poetry Miscellany, The Devil's Millhopper, The Drunken Boat, Elkhorn Review,, Hotel Amerika, Laurel Review, Sun Dog, Nebraska English Journal, Red Brick Review, Iowa Woman, Kalliope, Mankato Review, Passages North, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Prairie Schooner, Connecticut Review, The Journal, and ONTHEBUS


"A Woman of Genius." Blackbird. Spring 2008.

"Five Paintings by Edith Singer." Introduction & captions accompanying special section of paintings by the artist. Hunger Mountain, Spring 2008.

"On the Making of The Extraordinary Tide." Essay co-authored with Erin Belieu. Poetry Magazine Online.


"Debut: Late Lines for a Thirtieth Birthday” and “Things That Cannot Be Compared (Dissonance I)." Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry. Eds Greg Kosmicki & Mary K. Stillwell. Backwaters Press. October 2007.

"In the Frame," "For the Dark Girl," & "Three Poems for Judi." Under the Rock Umbrella: Modern American Poets from 1951-1977. Ed William Walsh. Mercer University Press, August 2006.

"Capote in Brooklyn." Chance of a Ghost. Eds Gloria Vando and Philip Miller. Helicon Nine Editions, October 2005.

"Meeting the Angel." Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation. Ed HL Hix. Silver Spring: Etruscan Press, 2004.

"Art." The Kali Guide. Zen Press, 2002.


Winner, The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, 2010.

Winner, Nebraska Book Award for Poetry, 2003. For Muse.

Winner, Larry Levis Prize, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003 (for Muse)

Distinguished Artist Award, Nebraska Arts Council, 2003

Top Ten Poetry Books, ForeWord Magazine, 2002 (for Muse)

15 Nominations, Pushcart Prize.

Alternate Selection, The Poetry Book Club, for The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women, co-edited with Erin Belieu.

Distinguised Alum Award, College of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska — Omaha, 2002

Second Place Prize Winner (for Muse), Crab Orchard Review Prize, 2001

Merit Award, Nebraska Arts Council, 2000

Merit Award, Nebraska Arts Council, 1997

"Recommended Book" (Take 3) for 1997 by editors of

"Noted Book" (Take 3) by American Poet

Individual Artist Fellowship, Nebraska Arts Council, 1997

Finalist, Richard Eberhart Prize in Poetry, 1993

Finalist, Brittingham Prize in Poetry, 1994

Finalist, Sue Saniel Elkind Poetry Prize, 1997

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