Nebraska Authors

Susan Aizenberg

Born 1951 Brooklyn, NY (USA)

Places Lived

Brooklyn, NY
Montpelier, VT
Omaha, NE
Iowa City, IA

Author Of

  • Poetry




Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT


Teaches Creative Writing
Poetry Editor of The Nebraska Review
Professor emerita of English at Creighton University

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Metro Community College, Omaha, NE


Nebraska Arts Council Individual Arts Fellowship, 1997
Nebraska Arts Council Distinguished Artist Award 2003
Nebraska Book Award for Poetry, 2003 (for MUSE)
VCU Larry Levis Prize, 2003 (also for MUSE)
Mari Sandoz Award, Nebraska Library Association, 2014
American Poet 1997 Noted Book for Take Three: 2.
1997 Recommended Book Take Three: 2 .
Amazon.com 1997 Recommended Book Take Three: 2. Small Press and Poetry Categories
Nebraska Arts Council 1997 Individual Artist Fellowship
Nebraska Arts Council 2000 Individual Artist Fellowship
ForeWord 2002 Top Ten Poetry Collection for Muse
Forpoetry.com 2002 Feature Book for Muse
2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award for Achievement in Poetry, College of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska - Omaha
Nebraska Arts Council 2003 Distinguished Artist Fellowship
2003 Nebraska Book Award in Poetry for Muse
2003 Virginia Commonwealth University Levis Prize for Muse
2003 Virginia Commonwealth University Levis Prize for Muse
2010 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award


Artfeast: An Anthology. 1990.
Take Three: 2. 1997.
The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women. 2001. (Contributor)
Muse. 2002.
Quiet City. 2015.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. (Contributor)

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