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Susan Spaeth Cherry

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Susan lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Susan Spaeth Cherry on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Breaking into the safe of life /
ISBN: 1583740759 OCLC: 55092635

Chicago Spectrum Press, Louisville, Ky. : ©2003.

Hole to whole /
ISBN: 188609490X OCLC: 41209286

Chicago Spectrum Press, Louisville, Ky. : ©1999.

  I am the pool's perimeter :
ISBN: 9781583741887 OCLC: 283798239

Chicago Spectrum Press, Louisville, Ky. : ©2008.

  Reflecting pool /
ISBN: 1583741321 OCLC: 76794922

Chicago Spectrum Press, Louisville, Ky. : ©2006.

A collection of poems that deal with the tangible rewards of living, such as succes, mercy, heroics, patriotism, and more.

Sonata in the key of being :
ISBN: 1583740201 OCLC: 48753688

Chicago Spectrum Press, Louisville, Ky. : ©2000.

This author seems to live life at a higher pitch than the rest of us. Her heightened awareness and deep sensibilities give her poetry a richness; her powers of observation demand readers to become more acutely aware of the small but important moments in their own lives. Yet Cherry's poetry is easy to read and understand, making it accessible to every reader.