Poets and Writers: Susan Dworski Nusbaum and Riki Zuckerman

Poets and Writers: Susan Dworski Nusbaum and Riki Zuckerman


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Susan Dworski Nusbaum received her BA from Smith College and law degree from the University of Buffalo Law School. She has worked as a teacher, arts administrator, and as a criminal prosecutor. She has two poetry collections out, What We Take With Us (Coffeetown Press, 2014) and Open Wide, the Eye (Coffeetown Press, 2016).
Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Connecticut Review, Poetry East, Nimrod International Journal, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Chautauqua, Harpur Palate, Wisconsin Review, The Sow’s Ear, Earth’s Daughters, and A Celebration of Western New York Poets anthology. A participant in the Chautauqua Institution Writers’ Festivals and Chautauqua Writers’ Center poetry workshops, she has served on the Board of the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.

Poet, editor, teacher ryki zuckerman is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Looking for Bora Bora (Saddle Road Press, 2013), and also seven chapbooks: the skirt at the center of the universe (The Writers Den, 2018), Three Poems (University of Buffalo Poetry Collection, 2017), the nothing that is, (Benevolent Bird Press, 2015), a bright nowhere (Foothills, 2015), body of the work (Textile Bridge Press), suite of six (Destitute Press, 2014), and the gone artist (Nixes Mate, 2019). Her poems have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Black Mountain College II Review, Slipstream, Steel Bellow, Swift Kick, Escarpments, Lips, Paunch, Home Planet News, Pure Light, Buffalo News, Artvoice, and online (Nixes Mate Review, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, poetrysuperhighway, and Moondance). Her work is anthologized (A Celebration of Western New York Poets, Mo’ Joe, Water, Flash of Dark Vol II) and published as two Broadsides (one from Serendipity Arts, another from Tea Leaves Collection). She is a co-editor of Earth’s Daughters magazine. A former fine arts professor, she curates the “Literary Cafe at CFI (Center for Inquiry)” reading series.

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