Susan Aizenberg

Nebraska, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Susan Aizenberg is the author of three poetry collections: Quiet City (BkMk Press 2015); Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP 2002); and Peru in Take Three: 2/AGNI New Poets Series (Graywolf Press 1997) and co-editor with Erin Belieu of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press 2001).  Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Connotation Press, Spillway, The Journal, Midwest Quarterly Review, Hunger Mountain, Alaska Quarterly Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Spoon River Poetry Review, and have been reprinted in several anthologies, among them Ley Lines (Wilfrid Laurier UP) and Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation (Etruscan).  Her fellowships and awards include the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Levis Prize for Muse, a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Mari Sandoz Award from the Nebraska Library Association, and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner award. She currently teaches at Creighton University, where she is Professor of Creative Writing and English.



  • Quiet City: Poems , BkMk Press (May 2015)
  • Muse: Poems , Crab Orchard Poetry Series/SIUP (April 2002)
  • The Extraordinary Tide (co-editor) , Columbia University Press (April 2001)
  • Take Three:2/AGNI New Poets Series , Graywolf Press (April 1997)


  • Nebraska Library Association Mari Sandoz Award(2014)
  • Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award(2010)
  • Nebraska Arts Council Distinguished Artist Fellowship(2003)
  • Nebraska Book Award for Muse(2003)
  • VCU Levis Prize for Muse(2003)
  • Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship(2000)
  • Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship(1997)


  • Professor of Creative Writing and English at Creighton University


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from VCFA (January 1992)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Nebraska/Omaha (May 1989)

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