Susan Briante

Arizona, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Susan Briante’s most recent book The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press) was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. The Kenyon Review calls it “masterful at every turn” (“Summer Reading Recommendations” June 2016). She is also the author of the poetry collections Pioneers in the Study of Motion and Utopia Minus (an Academy of American Poets Notable Book of 2011), both from Ahsahta Press.  Of Utopia Minus, Publisher’s Weekly declared: “this book finds an urgent language for the world in which we live.”



Briante also writes creative nonfiction and essays. Some of these can be found in Creative Nonfiction, Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast and The Believer. A translator, Briante lived in Mexico City from 1991-1997 working for the magazines Artes de México and Mandorla. She has received grants and awards from the Atlantic Monthly, the MacDowell Colony, the Academy of American Poets, and the US-Mexico Fund for Culture. She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona.




Twitter Username: @UtopiaMinus

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry