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Susan Firer On Her Work, Her Papers, Her City

December 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Photo of Susan FirerIn this talk esteemed Milwaukee poet and UWM Adjunct Associate Professor Emerita Susan Firer introduces us to her professional papers recently donated to the UWM Archives and how they speak to her personal history and the history of Milwaukee. This event will be held in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor, east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee. It will also be offered virtually on Zoom.

About the speaker: Susan Firer’s most recent book is The Transit of Venus. She is the author of five previous books of poetry, including Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New & Selected Poems 1979-2007 and The Lives of the Saints and Everything. Her books have been awarded the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, the Posner Award, and the Backwaters Prize. She has also been the recipient of a Milwaukee County Artist Fellowship, a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and the Lorine Niedecker Award. In 2015 Firer was a National Endowment for the Arts fellow.

Her poems have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Chicago ReviewMs. (Magazine)Georgia ReviewThe Iowa ReviewNew American WritingConduitThe New Yorker and other journals and anthologies. Firer’s poem “Call Me Pier” is included in the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Everywhere series. From 2008 to 2010, she was Poet Laureate of the City of Milwaukee. The University of Nebraska Press reissued her fourth book, The Laugh We Make When We Fall, in fall 2021. More information at www.susanfirer.com

Sponsored by the UWM Libraries’  Archives Department. For more information please contact askarch@uwm.edu

Register for the Zoom presentation at https://wisconsin-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gnjSeW0iSKesXoVORBIVpw


December 1, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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