Today's poem is "Thank You"
from The Transit of Venus

The Backwaters Press

Susan 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 to 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.

Other poems by Susan Firer in Verse Daily:
December 12, 2007:   "The Halo Factory" "Under the granite clouds, through..."
December 14, 2002:  Commom Name: Scilla "Under the slingshot birches..."
November 13, 2002:  "Opening the Rain" "We return covered with the carnivalesque..."

Books by Susan Firer:

Other poems on the web by Susan Firer:
"Call Me Pier"
"The Bright Waterfall Of Angels"
"My Older Sister Ate Bones"
"Hello Li Po"

Susan Firer's Website.

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