Susan Tichy

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Susan Tichy
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Born (1952-04-25) April 25, 1952 (age 65)
Washington, D.C.
Alma mater Goddard College;
University of Colorado at Boulder
Genre Poetry
Notable awards 1982 National Poetry Series

Susan Elizabeth Tichy (born 25 April 1952 Washington, D.C.) is an American poet.[1]


She received a B.A. from Goddard College and an M.A. from the University of Colorado, and is a Full Professor at George Mason University, where she has taught since 1988 in the MFA and undergraduate programs.[2] For five years she was Executive Producer of Poetry Theater: An Evening of Visual Poetics, and also served as poetry editor for the short-lived but gorgeously produced journal, "'Practice: New Writing + Art," based in the Bay area.

Her work has appeared in AGNI,[3] Beloit Poetry Journal,[4] Cerise Press, Colorado Review, Court Green, CutBank, Denver Quarterly, Fascicle, Free Verse, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review,[5] Ploughshares,[6] 42opus,[7] Runes, and other journals.

She also lives in the southern Colorado Rockies.


  • 1982 National Poetry Series, for The Hands in Exile
  • Eugene Kayden Award
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • Chad Walsh Prize from Beloit Poetry Journal
  • Indiana Review Prize for Poetry
  • Runes Prize for Poetry
  • Quarter After Eight Prize for Innovative Prose



  • William J. Walsh, ed. (2006). Under the rock umbrella: contemporary American poets, 1951-1977. Mercer University Press. ISBN 978-0-88146-047-6. 
  • Dave Smith, David Bottoms, eds. (1985). The Morrow anthology of younger American poets. Photographer David Bottoms. Quill. ISBN 978-0-688-03450-4. 


In Bone Pagoda, Susan Tichy’s third full-length collection of poetry and her first in nearly 20 years, the poet explores the stark and horrifying realities of war and its aftermath through a fierce lyricism, an insistent and bodily music that urges the reader to say these poems aloud.[8]


  1. ^ Europa Publications (2003). International Who's Who in Poetry 2004. Taylor & Francis Group. p. 323. ISBN 9781857431780. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Susan Tichy | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  3. ^ "AGNI Online: Author Susan Tichy". Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  4. ^ "BPJ - Beloit Poetry Journal - Poem by Susan Tichy, Stork". Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  5. ^ Indiana Review. 25. Indiana University Board of Trustees. 2003. ISSN 0738-386X. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  6. ^ "Read By Author | Ploughshares". Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  7. ^ "42opus | Adrian Lurssen & Susan Tichy | Dear with Extremes of Thirst and Pain". Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  8. ^ "R A I N T A X I o n l i n e Summer 2007". Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 

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