Academic Articles
"William Kittredge," Scribner's American Writers Series, 2015

"Jane Hirshfield," Scribner's American Writers Series, 2012

“Gene Stratton-Porter,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2010

“John James Audubon,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2006

“Lyric Poetry 1820-1870,” Twayne’s American History Through Literature, 2005

“Carol Bly,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2006

“Witter Bynner,” Scribner’s American Writers Series, 2006

Prose in Anthologies and Journals
Christmas in Minnesota, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005

North Writers II , University of Minnesota Press, 1998

Townships, University of Iowa Press, 1992

Poetry in Anthologies
Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, Holy Cow! Press, 2009

To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present, New Rivers Press, 2006

Selected Bibliography

Notable Essays of 2011, The Best American Essays 2012
Selected by Robert Atwan, Series Editor

Books
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Selected Essays & Articles in Magazines

“Lessons from a 2,500 Mile Bike Trip,” Northwoods Woman, Spring 2013

“The Widow Steps Out” (essay), Northwoods Woman, January 2009 (“Friday Night Fever”)

“Lineage” (essay), Releasing Times, Issue # 12, July 2007 (“At the Door”)

“The Marriage Bed” (essay), The Sun, August 2006

“Profile: Poison Ivy,” Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, July-August 2004

“Write the Stories That Are Hard to Tell,” Personal Journaling Magazine, February 2003

“North America’s Only Native Grain,” Old Farmer’s Almanac, 2003

“Writing at 60,” Writer’s Digest Magazine, October 2000

“Sugartime.” Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1999

“Nature’s Revenge: Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac.” Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1998

Selected Works

Field Guides
Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease and Other Ailments Caused by Ticks, Scorpions, Spiders, and Mites; a Falcon Guide.
Prevention and Remedies; A Falcon Guide
Trail Guide
• Accurate and useful information for accessing the trail with ease and enjoying it safely. * Maps and mileages * Trailhead and parking information * Mile-by-Mile descriptions * Campsites * Trail service towns * Loop trails for easy-access, shorter hikes * Geology, animals, plants and seasons on the trail * Itasca State Park & Maplewood State Park * Using the trail * Safety on the trail
Natural History
This comprehensive guide to Zizania palustris tells the story of North America’s only native grain, from its emergence in the western Great Lakes area to its use in today’s kitchens. The book demystifies the purchasing of wild rice—Black, brown? Long grain, short grain? Lake rice, river rice? US rice, Canadian rice?— clarifies cooking options, and proposes wild rice as a fast food (cook a full pound and freeze in small packets). The recipes range from simple soups to gourmet entrees and food for a crowd. Skyhorse Publishing 2014
Spring time is sugaring time in northern Minnesota where author Susan Carol Hauser and her husband tapped maple trees and made maple syrup for many years. In this affectionate memoir, Hauser evokes the feelings of being in the woods and out of time, living to the rhythm of sap dripping into buckets and snow melting in the warm air. She grounds her personal experience in stories of Native American traditions, provides instruction for backyard sugaring, and offers recipes for today’s kitchen, including microwave maple candy and maple syrup pie. The warmth and promise of the sugaring fire are carried in the story and in Hauser’s memorable prose, that illuminates like sunlight piercing a jar of amber maple syrup. Skyhorse Publishing 2014
New Nonfiction
A creative nonfiction narrative about the nature of water in motion and the transformative influence of rivers in our lives, based on a trip down the Mississippi River.
Poetry
"Words and images gleaned from ... the heart of the poet...."
--Helen Bonner
Anthology
"We turn to poems for solace, wisdom, comfort, joy.... "
--Preface
Nonfiction
Transform your personal history into a compelling and meaningful narrative.
Memoir
Graceful meditations dotted with humor, complemented by the delicate art of Californian Barbara Van Arnam.

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