Suzanne Parker is a winner of the Kinereth Gensler Book Award from Alice James Books. Her poetry collection, Viral, which was written in response to the suicide of Rutger’s University freshman Tyler Clementi, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and was included on the American Library Association’s Rainbow List of Recommended Books of 2013. Her poetry has appeared in Barrow Street,Cimarron Review,The Boiler,Hunger Mountain,Drunken Boat, and numerous other journals and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. She is a winner of the Alice M. Sellars Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a Poetry Fellow at the Prague Summer Seminars. Suzanne’s creative non-fiction is published in the travel anthology Something to Declare. Suzanne is the managing editor at MEAD: A Magazine of Literature and Libations.
"So much of sobriety is just sitting around and waiting until you are allowed to go to sleep, and start over again, especially early on. But everything in this book is 100% emotionally true to my experience."
Read the interview with Kaveh Akbar about his chapbook, PORTRAIT OF AN ALCOHOLIC, where he speaks about experiences with addiction, how poetry has helped him, and the influence his words have had on others.
Look for his forthcoming full length title, CALLING A WOLF A WOLF, this September. ...