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Ruby Louise and Susan Wheeler. Photo by Andrew Wilkinson.

Susan Wheeler is the author of a novel, Record Palace, and six books of poetry, Bag ‘o’ Diamonds, Smokes, Source Codes, Ledger, Assorted Poems and Meme, which was shortlisted for the 2012 National Book Award in poetry. 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, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has appeared in ten editions of Best American Poetry, as well as in The Paris Review, New American Writing, Talisman, The New Yorker and many other journals. She teaches at Princeton University.

Susan Wheeler grew up in Minnesota and New England, and has lived in the New York area for twenty-five years.