Susan Briante

Susan Briante is the author most recently of Defacing the Monument (Noemi Press 2020)a series of essays on immigration, archives, aesthetics and the state, winner of the Poetry Foundation’s Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism in 2021In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly calls the collection “a superb examination of the ethical issues facing artists who tell others’ stories” and a “dazzlingly inventive and searching text.” Briante is also the author of three books of poetry: Pioneers in the Study of MotionUtopia Minus, and The Market WondersShe is a professor of English and teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arizona. There she serves as cocoordinator of the Southwest Field Studies in Writing Program, which brings MFA students to the US-Mexico border to engage in reciprocal research projects with community-based environmental and social justice groups.