Susan Gubernat


Susan Gubernat’s first book of poems, Flesh (Helicon Nine Editions), won the Marianne Moore Prize; her chapbook Analog House, was published in 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gargoyle, Michigan Quarterly, The Pinch, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, Stand (U.K.), The Yalobusha Review, among others. An opera librettist, her major work, Korczak’s Orphans (composer: Adam Silverman), has been performed in a number of venues, and by a number of companies, including in the VOX New Composers Series of the New York City Opera and by the Opera Company of Brooklyn. Gubernat is a Professor in the English Department at California State University, East Bay, where she inaugurated and now advises the Arroyo Literary Review. Her awards and honors include residencies at the MacDowell, Millay, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo colonies, as well as artist’s fellowships from the states of New York and New Jersey.

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