Poetry. "Susko leaves his readers with no easy answers. We must weigh dozens of opposing concepts in our own minds, and decide for ourselves what to keep and what to let go, to construct a self-defined sense of security in a disquieting world.... It is a small comfort, but at least it is a real one. Mario Susko's poems make no false promises, but instead offer authentic experiences and, yes, pleasures"—Amy Schrader.
Mario Susko is the recipient of numerous awards, starred reviews (Publishers Weekly), and international recognition. In 2012, The Walt Whitman Birthplace association named him Poet Of The Year. That year he was also elected into the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2013 he was named The Poet Laureate, Long Island. He was awarded The Goran's Wreath award, in 2015, given to poets for their overall contribution to poetry. Mario Susko is also a translator of Saul Bellow, William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, Walt Whitman, and others. With Branko Cegec, he is the co-editor of Surfacing: Contemporary Croatian Poetry. Mario's work has been published in Croatia, Hungary, Russia, India, England, Holland, the US, Austria, Italy, Sweden and elsewhere. He's been called "the most intelligent and passionate poet alive today."Author City: GARDEN CITY, NY USA