Susan B. Anthony Somers-Willett

Susan B.A. Somers-Willett is the author of two books of poetry: Quiver (2009) which received the 2010 Writer’s League of Texas Book Award, and Roam (2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Award Series. She has also published a book of criticism, The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America (2009). Raised in New Orleans, Somers-Willett earned a BA from Duke University and both an MA and PhD from the University of Texas-Austin. Her writing has been featured by several journals including the Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poets & Writers, and the New Yorker. Her collaborative documentary poetry series “Women of Troy” aired on PRI and BBC radio affiliates and received a 2010 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media.

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Susan B.A. Somers-Willett is the author of two books of poetry: Quiver (2009) which received the 2010 Writer’s League of Texas Book Award, and Roam (2006), winner of the Crab Orchard Award Series. She has also published a book of criticism, The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America (2009). Raised in New Orleans, Somers-Willett earned a BA from Duke University and both . . .

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