Susan Atefat-Peckham

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Susan Atefat-Peckham
Born(1970-08-12)August 12, 1970
DiedFebruary 7, 2004(2004-02-07) (aged 33)

Susan Atefat-Peckham (August 12, 1970, in New York City – February 7, 2004) was an Iranian-American poet.[1]


She graduated from the Baylor University, and University of Nebraska with her PhD in 1999, where she was an Editorial Assistant for Prairie Schooner.[2] She taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hope College,[3] where she was editor of Milkwood Review, and Georgia College & State University.[4]

She and her son Cyrus were killed in an auto accident; her husband, Joel Peckham, mother, and youngest son Darius were hurt but survived.[5]


  • "Dates"; "AMEH JOON", Nebraska Center for Writers
  • That Kind of Sleep. Coffee House Press. 2001. ISBN 978-1-56689-116-5.
  • Deep Are These Distances Between Us. CavanKerry Press. 2023. ISBN 978-1-93388-096-9.


  1. ^ "Voices from the Gaps".
  2. ^ "NCW--Susan Atefat Peckham". Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  3. ^ "Faculty Poet Wins Award / 2000-2001 / Archive / Press Releases / Hope - Hope College". Archived from the original on 2006-09-11.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2009-08-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ OWEN MORITZ (February 10, 2004). "POET & SON DIE IN JORDAN CRASH". New York Daily News.

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