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No. 8-9



Mario Susko

Mario Susko, a witness and survivor of the war in Bosnia, 
has moved to the US in 1993, where he received his M.A. 
and Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook in the early 70s. He has, 
in fact, lived in the US more than half of the past 36 years, and 
is currently an Associate Professor in the English Department 
at Nassau Com. College in Garden City, NY. Mario Susko is 
the recipient of several awards, including the 1997 and 2006 
Nassau Review Poetry Award, the 1998 Premio Internazionale 
di {Poesia e Letteratura "Nuove Lettere" (Naples, Italy), the 
2000 Tin Ujevic Award for Versus Exsul for the best book of 
poems published in Croatia in 1999, and the 2003 SUNY 
Chancellor's Award for the Excellence in Scholarship and 
Creative Activities. His poem "Conversion," published and 
nominated by Dream Catcher (UK), was short-listed for the 
2004 Forward Poetry Prize. Also, The Paumanok Review, 
Nassau Review, and Branches Quarterly have nominated his 
poems for the Pushcart Prize, as did The Interpreter's House 
(UK) and Dream Catcher for the 2006 Forward Prize in the 
best single poem category. Mario Susko is also known as an 
editor and a translator, having translated novels by Saul Bellow, 
William Styron, Bernard Malamud, James Baldwin, as well as 
edited and translated stories by Donald Barthelme, and poems 
by Theodore Roethke and e. e. cummings, among others. His 
most recent books include the anthology of modern Jewish-
American short stories A Declaration of Being (Meandar, 2006), 
which he co-edited with Myron Schwartzman and translated into
Croatian, a book of selected and new poems, Life Revisited
(Allahabad, India, 2006), as well as his 25 th book of poems, the
Croatian edition of Eternity on Hold (Meandar, 2006), originally
released in English by Turtle Point Press in 2005. He was a reader 
at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry festival (New Jersey), The 
Poet's House (Connecticut), Baltimore Book festival (Maryland), 
and, more recently at Goran's Spring Poetry festival (Croatia, 
2006), as well as the 37th Poetry International Festival (Rotterdam, 
the Netherlands, 2006). 


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