SUSAN FAWCETT grew up in Macedonia, Ohio, and has degrees from Ohio University and Columbia University. She divides her time between New York City and Miami, writing poetry and college textbooks. A former professor of English at Bronx Community College, she has co-authored four composition texts for "at-risk" students, all published by Houghton Mifflin. In 1980, she resigned her tenure to write full time. The winner of the Billee Murray Denny and other poetry prizes, she has published a chapbook,
Abandoned House, and her work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ms., and elsewhere. She has completed a full-length manuscript called Black Water Diving.