Susanna Childress won the 2012 Midland Authors Award in Poetry for her second book,Entering the House of Awe(New Issues Press). Her first book,Jagged with Love, was awarded the 2005 Brittingham Prize in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Childress holds a Master’s from The University of Texas at Austin, a PhD from Florida State University, and was awarded a Lilly post-doctoral fellowship through Valparaiso University. She lives in Holland, Michigan.