Susan Firer

Susan FirerSusan Firer is the author of five previous books of poetry, including Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New and Selected Poems 1979-2007 and The Lives of the Saints and Everything. Her books have been awarded the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, the Posner Award, and the Backwaters Prize. She has also been the recipient of a Milwaukee County Artist Fellowship, a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and the Lorine Niedecker Award.  Her poem “Call Me Pier” is included in the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Everywhere series. Her poems “The Beautiful Pain of Too Much” and “Call Me Pier” have been choreographed by Janet Lilly and  performed at St. Mark’s in the Bowery, New York City, and at the 2010 Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of the Arts. From 2008-2010, she was Poet Laureate of the City of Milwaukee.  Firer was a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts fellow. She lives and writes within hearing distance of Lake Michigan

Book by Susan Firer at the Backwaters Press

The Laugh We Make When We Fall

Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People

The Transit of Venus

Honors for Susan Firer

Milwaukee Poet Laureate 2008-2010

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  1. […] Press author Susan Firer celebrated Pi(e) Day (3/14/17) at a reading with Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Matt Cook, […]

  2. […] Susan Firer, author of Backwaters Press collections The Laugh We Make When We Fall and Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People was featured on the April 25th episode of the popular public radio program, Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? […]

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