Emerita Professor of English
Bemidji State University

Education
Bowling Green State University, Ohio Post-MFA study, 1973-74
Master of Fine Arts/​​Poetry, 1973

Northern Michigan University, Marquette Master of Arts/​​English, 1972 Bachelor of Arts/​​English, 1971

Public Radio
Guest, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, April 5, 2003

Commentator, National Public Radio, 1996-2000, “Living on Earth”

Commentator, Minnesota Public Radio, 1986-1996

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Grants and Awards (Selected)
North Country Trail Association 2014 Communicator Award for Guide to the North Country National Trail in Minnesota, with co-editor Linda D. Johnson

Minnesota State Arts Board 2011
Artist Initiative Grant ($10,000)

McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers,
Loft Award in Poetry ($25,000), 2010

Minnesota Book Award for Wild Rice Cooking, 2001

Region 2 Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant, 1997

Jerome Travel and Study Grant, 1996

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Charter Resident, 1995

Governor of Minnesota Women's Leadership Award, 1994

Gabriel National Award for Radio Broadcast of Loss into Light, 1992-93

Region 2 Arts Council, Production Grant, Poetry, 1992

Midwest Radio Theatre Workshop Script Contest, for Loss into Light, 1991

Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant, 1990

Minnesota Book Award for Meant To Be Read Out Loud, 1989

Literary Judge (Selected)
Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grants, Poetry Panel, 2009

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council's Artist Fellowship Panel, Literature, 2007

National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Stevens Competition, Final Judge, 2003

The Minnesota Loft National Poetry Award, Preliminary, 1995

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Artist Fellowship, Panel Poetry & Prose, 1995

Regional Writers Competition Award, Lake Superior, Preliminary Reader, Poetry, 1995

Region 2 Arts Council, Distinguished Writer Award, Final Judge, Poetry & Prose. 1992

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Assistant Fellowships, Poetry, 1990

Writer-in-Residence/​Presenter (Selected)
Bemidji, Minnesota, Region 2 Arts Council, 2005

Grand Rapids, Minnesota Public Library, 2002

Sister Wolf Bookstore, Dorset, Minnesota, 2001, 2002

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 2015
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 2015
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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