Susan Briante

Susan Briante is a poet, essayist, writer, translator, and teacher. Her books include Defacing the Monument, The Market Wonders, Utopia Minus, and Pioneers in the Study of Motion. Briante writes creative nonfiction and essays on documentary poetics as well as on the relationship between place and cultural memory. Some of these can be found in the Gulf CoastGuernicaBlack Warrior ReviewCreative NonfictionRethinking HistoryJacket2, and The Believer. Her poems and essays been collected in the anthologies Poems for Political Diaster (Boston Review), The Force of What’s PossibleThe Volta Book of PoetsDevouring the GreenThe Arcadia Project: The North American Postmodern PastoralStarting Today: Poems for Obama’s First 100 DaysThe Sonnets: Rewriting Shakespeare, and An Introduction to the Prose Poem among others. Briante has received grants and awards from the Atlantic Monthly, the MacDowell Colony, the Academy of American Poets, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund and the US-Mexico Fund for Culture.


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The Limit of Lyrical Thinking: A Conversation with Susan Briante


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