Susan Terris reading, Monday, April 2
Poet Susan Terris will read at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2, in the Nicolet and Cadillac Rooms of NMU's University Center.
Susan Terris was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a B.A. degree in English literature from Wellesley College and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. She has written poetry since she was an undergraduate in classes taught by Richard Wilbur, David Ferry, and Philip Booth. Her writing career, however, began in the field of children's fiction. She had 21 books published by New York houses such as Doubleday, Macmillan, Scholastic, and Farrar, Straus & Giroux. During the same period, she also wrote poetry and had poems published from time to time. About 25 years ago, Ms. Terris found herself consumed by the writing of poetry. Since then she's written and published only poetry.
Her poetry books include The Homelessness of the Self, Contrawise, Natural Defenses, Fire is Favorable to the Dreamer, Poetic License, and Eye of the Holocaust. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Field, The Journal, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Spillway, The Southern Review, Volt, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She had a poem from Field published in Pushcart Prize XXXI.