Suzanne Noguere

The author

Biography

Suzanne Noguere is a poet whose work has appeared in many journals, among them The Nation, Poetry, The Literary Review, The Classical Outlook, Sparrow, Jazz, Pivot, and Rattapallax. Her poems have been anthologized in A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women (Story Line Press), The Poetry Anthology 1912-1977 (Houghton Mifflin), The Second Word Thursdays Anthology (Bright Hill Press), and Animalidiversi (Nomos Edizioni, translated into Italian). They have also been included and discussed in several scholarly books, among them Robert Johnson, Mythmaking and Contemporary American Culture by Patricia R. Schroeder and Das moderne amerikanische Sonett by Franz Link. Her poem "Elm" won the Gertrude B. Claytor Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America in 1989. She won the "Discovery"/​The Nation Prize in 1996, the same year her first book of poems, Whirling Round the Sun, was published by Midmarch Arts Press. She is also the author of two children’s books, Little Koala (with Tony Chen) and Little Raccoon, both published by Holt, Rinehart, & Winston.

She has engaged in several long-term artistic collaborations. With artist Miriam Adams she created "Leaf Lines," a series of 30 artworks modeled on the interaction of text and image in Chinese art. With James V. Hatch she co-wrote the novel The Stone House, A Blues Legend (Hatch-Billops Collection Inc., 2000). Their theatrical adaptation of the book, Klub Ka, The Blues Legend, with music by Christa Victoria, was given a full stage production at the University of Iowa in 2002 (University of Iowa Partnership in the Arts Award) and at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York in 2004 and had a staged reading at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in 2006. Suzanne has also collaborated with fiber artist Lesley Nishagawara.

She studied at Barnard College, graduating magna cum laude with honors in philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa. After many years with the trade weekly Printing News, in 2006 she joined the staff of the printing trade association NAPL and in 2014 became an independent copy editor/​proofreader/​indexer. She lives in New York City with her husband, Henry Grinberg, a medievalist, psychoanalyst, and novelist. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, and International Who’s Who in Poetry.

Professional Affiliations: member of the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House, The Wallace Stevens Society, The Dramatists Guild of America, The Authors Guild, and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Selected Works

Poetry
"Brilliantly polished poems that simultaneously move and delight"
--Dana Gioia
Fiction
A fairytale for adults co-written with James V. Hatch; "an astonishing little masterpiece"
--Timothy Murphy
Theatre
Co-written with two-time Obie winner James V. Hatch with original music by Christa Victoria