Susan McLean

Susan McLean, a professor emerita of English at Southwest Minnesota State University, has published The Best Disguise, winner of the Richard Wilbur Award, and The Whetstone Misses the Knife, winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize. She has also translated a collection of Latin poems by Martial, Selected Epigrams, and is the translation editor for Better Than Starbucks.

My Mother and the Mysteries

After her diagnosis, she devours / whodunits at Olympic speed. Although / she snubbed e-books before, at night for hours / she swipes through mysteries by the Kindle’s glow. . . .