Susan Grimm is the author of Lake Erie Blue (BkMk, 2004) and the chapbook Almost Home (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1997). Her writing has appeared in such publications as the Plain Dealer, Rattapallax, and Spoon River Poetry Review. From 2004-2007 she served as Series Editor for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Born and raised in Cleveland, Susan Grimm received an M.A. in English from Cleveland State University in 1992. In 1996 she was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council.
“Susan Grimm’s Almost Home is a tightly weaved collection in celebration of the doggedness of life. Again and again, these poems offer a hand, insisting on seasons, on fevers, on dentist appointments, on the giddiness after lovemaking, ultimately on ‘the old names and their desires.’ With unabashed intimacy, her stunningly lyrical voice directs us away from the darkness, home.” –Claudia Rankine