Diane Seuss Brakeman

September 26, 2003

Diane Seuss
Diane Seuss' recent work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Artful Dodge, Rattle and Primavera. Her poems have been anthologized in Are You Experienced?, September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation, and New Poems from the Third Coast. Her book, It Blows You Hollow, was published in 1998. Seuss won the Allen Ginsberg Memorial Poetry Prize in October 2000, and her poems that appeared in Poetry Northwest and Primavera were nominated for The Pushcart Prize.

She was raised in Niles, Michigan, and in 1995, she received a fellowship for a residency with the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. She was the first recipient of the Jewel Heart Poetry Prize, and is currently the writer in residence at Kalamazoo College.


"Here's what I've been waiting for: Diane Seuss-Brakeman's fresh, deep-digging poems, the rich texture of detail and metaphor, and under the images --exuberance, tenacity, loss. For me, the God poems offer a search, a wrestling as bold and intense as any since G. M. Hopkins." - Conrad Hilberry on It Blows You Hollow.

To view Special Collections' holdings of Diane Seuss-Brakeman's work, please click here.

To hear Seuss read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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