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Susan Elbe is the author of Eden in the Rearview Mirror (Word Poetry), which won Honorable Mention for the Council for Wisconsin Writers Posner Poetry Book Award, and two chapbooks, Where Good Swimmers Drown, winner of the 2011 Concrete Wolf Press Chapbook Prize, and Light Made from Nothing (Parallel Press). Her poems appear or are forthcoming in many journals, including Blackbird, Diode, Nimrod, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner, as well as in many anthologies, A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women's Poetry (Calyx Books), Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry (Two Sylvias Press), A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems (University of Akron Press), and City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poems (University of Iowa Press). Among her awards are the inaugural Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize, the Council for Wisconsin Writers 2006 Lorine Niedecker Award, Third Place in the Poetry Center of Chicago's 14th Annual Juried Reading, and fellowships to Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Born and raised in The Windy City, she now lives in Madison, Wisconsin.