Susanna Lang

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General Information

Name: Susanna Lang

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: 1956 in New York City, NY

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

I moved to Chicago after graduating from college in 1977, and have lived here ever since. I taught in Chicago schools for 27 years, and am now developing literacy curriculum for the Chicago Public Schools.

Biographical and Professional Information

Susanna Lang’s first collection of poems, Even Now, was published by The Backwaters Press (2008), and she completed a second manuscript as a 2010 fellow at Hambidge. A chapbook, Two by Two, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press this year. She has recently been awarded an Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. Her poems have appeared in such journals as New Letters, Little Star, Inkwell, Café Review, The Baltimore Review, Kalliope, Green Mountains Review, and Jubilat. Translations include Words in Stone by Yves Bonnefoy. She lives in Chicago, where she develops curriculum for the public schools.

Published Works

Even Now, The Backwaters Press, 2008

Two by Two, Finishing Line Press, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Even Now

ISBN: 0981693601
Release Date: 2008-06-25

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Literary Awards

  • Illinois Arts Council, poem: "Gould's Art of the Fugue"
  • Honorable Mention, Jane's Stories Project, poem: "Last Days"
  • Inkwell Poetry Competition, poem: "Condemned"
  • Pushcart Prize nomination, poem: "My Mother's Names for Me"
  • Emerging Writer's Fellowship from the Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD), selection of poems

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

I have led adult poetry workshops for public libraries and not-for-profits such as Rhino Poetry Journal and Northwest Cultural Council. I have taught fifth grade through college, so I can also lead poetry workshops for children from age ten.

External Links

Susanna Lang on WorldCat

Susanna Lang on Amazon


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