Backwaters Press presents a reading with Susan Elbe and Todd Robinson

Wednesday, July 29th at 7 p.m.

This free reading is held at UNO’s Community Engagement Center on the 2nd floor. Please join us!

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Parking information can be found here:

More information about the poets:

Susan Elbe is the author of The Map of What Happened, winner of the 2012 Backwaters Press Prize and the Jacar Press 2014 Julie Suk prize for the best book of poetry published by an independent press in 2013. She has one other full-length collection, Eden in the Rearview Mirror (Word Poetry), as well as two chapbooks, Where Good Swimmers Drown, winner of the 2011 Concrete Wolf Press Chapbook Prize, and Light Made from Nothing (Parallel Press).

Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many literary journals and anthologies, including Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Diode, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, online at Verse Daily, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems, eds. Oliver de la Paz and Stacey Lynn Brown (The University of Akron Press, and A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women’s Poetry (Calyx Books).

Susan has previously served on the Council for Wisconsin Writers Board of Directors and on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission. She currently co-curates the Bridge Poetry Reading Series with three other poets in collaboration with the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison. You can learn more about her at

Since receiving his Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Todd Robinson has taught at Creighton University and in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. His poems have appeared in Margie, The Southeast Review, The Potomac Review, Strange Machine, Natural Bridge, The Midwest Quarterly, and elsewhere. His articles and book reviews have appeared in M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, The Lincoln Journal-Star, Dictionary of Literary Influences, and Prairie Schooner. He is a founding member of the Seven Doctors Project, has judged several writing contests, and has presented his work in bars and classrooms, hospitals and restaurants, at dinner parties and art museums, parks and coffee shops, and at Ted Kooser’s farm. His book Note at Heart Rock was released in 2012.

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