Discipline: Literature – poetry

Susan Yuzna

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Mesa, AZ
MacDowell Fellowships: 1997

Susan Yuzna’s second book of poems, Pale Bird, Spouting Fire, is published by The University of Akron Press 2000. Yuzna, a native of Minnesota, teaches writing at the University of North Dakota. Her first book, Her Slender Dress, won the Akron Poetry Prize and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has held a Bush Artist Fellowship and the Richard Hugo Memorial Poetry Scholarship, and has been a resident at several artist colonies, including Yaddo and MacDowell.



Susan Yuzna worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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