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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Spaeth Cherry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;


-- Susan Spaeth Cherry on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Susan lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Susan began her writing career as a journalist for newspapers and magazines nationwide. A persistent need to express herself creatively led her to start writing poetry in mid-life. Her work, which has won many awards, has been published in a variety of literary magazines and poetry anthologies. She is the author of five poetry collections: ''I Am the Pool's Perimeter'', ''Reflecting Pool'', ''Breaking Into the Safe of Life'', ''Sonata in the Key of Being'', and ''Hole to Whole''. Susan is now setting her poetry to music she writes herself. Other composers have also created songs from her poems.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Hole to Whole
ISBN: 188609490X

Chicago Spectrum Pr. 1998

Book by Cherry, Susan Spaeth

Sonata in the Key of Being: Poems
ISBN: 1583740201

Chicago Spectrum Pr. 2000

Book by Cherry, Susan Spaeth

Breaking Into the Safe of Life
ISBN: 1583740759

Chicago Spectrum Press. 2004

Reflecting Pool
ISBN: 1583741321

Chicago Spectrum Press. 2006

The 72 poems in this collection explore what it means to be human. Using carefully-crafted language, Cherry writes with the clarity of a journalist and the sensitivity of a woman..

I Am The Pool's Perimeter
ISBN: 1583741887

Chicago Spectrum Press. 2008

Poems about mothering by award-winning Chicagoland poet.

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