Poet Susan Ludvigson is professor emeritus of English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is the author of ten collections of poetry; her books include Northern Lights (1981), The Swimmer (1982), The Beautiful Noon of No Shadow (1986), To Find the Gold (1990), Everything Winged Must Be Dreaming (1993), Trinity (1996), Sweet Confluence: New and Selected Poems (2000), and Escaping the House of Certainty (2006).
Ludvigson’s poetry attends to family, faith, landscapes, and the arts. Reviewing The Beautiful Moon of No Shadow for Poetry, Alice Fulton noted, “Ludvigson reveals emotional treasons and treasures by recording rather than transforming reality.… Like a cinema verité director, Ludvigson observes and participates in the poems.” Escaping the House of Certainty includes formally innovative poems that incorporate prose, recipes, and fluid, broken lines.
Ludvigson has received a Fulbright Fellowship to Yugoslavia and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.