Poetry Forum: Susan Wheeler

Susan Wheeler is the author of several books of poetry and the novel Record Palace (Graywolf, 2005). Her first collection, Bag ‘o’ Diamonds (University of Georgia Press, 1993), was chosen by James Tate to receive the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her other collections are Smokes (Four Way Books, 1998), Source Codes (Salt, 2001), Ledger (University of Iowa Press, 2005), and Assorted Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), which includes poems from her first four books, and Meme (Iowa, 2012). Her poems have appeared in eight editions of the The Best American Poetry series, as well as The Paris Review, New American Writing, Talisman, The New Yorker and many other journals. Wheeler’s awards include the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Wheeler has taught at The New School,  the University of Iowa, NYU, Rutgers, and Columbia University, and is currently on the Creative Writing faculty at Princeton University.

Moderated by Patricia Carlin, faculty, The Creative Writing Program at The New School.