blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Susan Aizenberg received the Levis Reading Prize for 2003 for Muse, her first full-length collection of poetry (published as part of the Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry for 2002 by Southern Illinois University Press). Muse was also awarded the Nebraska Center for the Book Prize for the Best Book of Poetry by a Nebraska poet in 2002. Aizenberg is the coeditor, with Erin Belieu, of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia, 2001), a contributing editor to The Nebraska Review, and author of a chapbook-length collection, Peru, which appears in Take Three: 2: AGNI New Poets Series. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Journal, AGNI, Chelsea, Prairie Schooner, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Aizenberg is currently an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  

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