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Susan Atefat Peckham

Susan Atefat Peckham, American literature educator, writer. Recipient National Poetry Series award. Vol. Caritas, Waco, 1988-1991, Habitat for Humanity, Waco, 1988-1991, American Red Cross, 1988-1991, March of Dimes, 1988-1991, others. Member Modern Language Association, Associated Writing Programs, Breadloaf Writer's Conference.

Background

  • Peckham, Susan Atefat was born on August 12, 1970 in New York City. Daughter of Bahram Atefat and Farideh Barati Khajavii Atefat.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Baylor University, 1991. Master of Arts, Baylor University, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1999.

    Career

    • Editorial assistant Prairie Schooner literature magazine, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1995-1999. Teaching assistant University Nebraska, 1994-1999. Assistant professor English and Creative Writing Hope College, Holland, Michigan, since 1999.

      Active Academy American Poets Young Writers conference St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 2001, Longwood College Author's Series, Farmville, Virginia, 2001, Visiting Writer's Series, Hope College, 2000, others.

    Works

    • Author: That Kind of Sleep, 2001. Co-editor Milkwood Review, Holland, since 2000. Anthology editor Talking Through the Door: An Anthology of Contemporary Middle Eastern American Writing, since 1998.

      Series editor Middle Eastern American Writing Series, 2001.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Vol. Caritas, Waco, 1988-1991, Habitat for Humanity, Waco, 1988-1991, American Red Cross, 1988-1991, March of Dimes, 1988-1991, others. Member Modern Language Association, Associated Writing Programs, Breadloaf Writer's Conference.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, abstract expressionist painting.

    Connections

    • Married Joel Bishop Peckham Junior, May 15, 1994. Children: Cyrus Atefat-Peckham, Darius Atefat-Peckham.
    • father: Bahram Atefat
    • mother: Farideh Barati Khajavii Atefat
    • spouse: Joel Bishop Peckham Junior
    • children: Cyrus Atefat-Peckham
    • Darius Atefat-Peckham
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    Born August 12, 1970
    (age 46)
    Nationality
    • 1991
      Baylor University
    • 1994
      Baylor University
    • 1999
      University Nebraska
    • 1994 - 1999
      teaching assistant, University Nebraska
    • 1995 - 1999
      Editorial assistant, Prairie Schooner literature magazine
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
    • 1999
      assistant, professor English and Creative Writing Hope College
      Holland, Michigan, United States

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