Susan Wheeler is the author of four collections of poetry, Bag ‘o’ Diamonds (University of Georgia Press, 1993), Smokes (Four Way Books, 1998), Source Codes (Salt Publishing, 2001), and Ledger (University of Iowa Press, 2005); and of Record Palace, a novel (Graywolf Press, 2005). Her awards include the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, two Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has appeared in eight editions of the Scribner anthology Best American Poetry, as well as in The Paris Review, London Review of Books, Verse, Talisman, The New Yorker and many other journals. On the creative writing faculties at Princeton University and the New School’s graduate program, she has also taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, Rutgers, and New York University. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and lives in the New York area.