Susannah Nevison

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

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Susannah Nevison

B.A., English | University of Southern California

M.F.A., Poetry | Columbia University

Ph.D., English Literature and Creative Writing | University of Utah

Professor Nevison is a poet and nonfiction writer whose work explores the intersections among language, identity, and medicine. In the classroom, she works with students to identify the logic—equal parts craft and magic—that drives each poem, story, or essay, and to attend to their own writerly ambitions. She believes deeply in the power of art to awaken us to the world around us, and in the importance of art as cultural critique.

The author of three collections of poetry, Nevison’s work has appeared in multiple anthologies and journals. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she can be found walking by the lakes with her husband, daughter, and hound.

Courses Taught

CORE 120 The Mindful Writer

ENCW 101 Introduction to the Literary Studio

ENCW 206 Literature and Landscape: O Earth,What Changes Hast Thou Seen!

ENCW 303 Writing Our Obsessions and Desires

ENCW 207 Mapping the Monstrous: Deviant Forms and Bodies in Literature

PHIL 209 Philosophy and Literature

ENCW 304 The Poem and the Self

ENCW 204 Form, Function, and Meaning in Poetry

ENCW 211 The Writer Abroad 

ENCW Senior Seminar



Teratology (Persea Books, 2015)

Lethal Theater (Ohio State University Press, 2019)

In the Field Between Us (Persea Books, 2020, with Molly McCully Brown)

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Susannah Nevison is the author of Lethal Theater (The Ohio State University Press, 2019), the recipient of the Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize from OSU/The Journal, and Teratology (Persea Books, 2015), the recipient of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Most recently, she is also the author of In the Field Between Us, a collaborative collection with Molly McCully Brown (Persea Books, 2020).

Her honors include the 2014 Patricia Aakhus Prize from Southern Indiana Review, the 2013 American Literary Review Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets / Larry Levis Prize, and recent Pushcart Prize nominations in both poetry and nonfiction. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Crazyhorse, Pleiades, The National Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

For more information, please visit my personal website.