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Susan Tepper

Night Time Viewing

The small room
Accessible for
Night time viewing
Equipped with
All the necessaries
Needed to induce
Not sleep but
Intense insomnia
So great
The person
Who occupies
The small room
Will reach for
Their phone
Tingling
And will drive
The lover back.

Susan Tepper is the author of eight published books of fiction and poetry. Her most recent book just out in June is a road novel titled “What Drives Men.” It was shortlisted at American Book Fest Best Book Awards. Other honors and awards include eighteen Pushcart Nominations, a Pulitzer Prize Nomination for the novel “What May Have Been” (Cervena Barva Press, and currently being adapted for the stage), NPR’s Selected Shorts Series, Second Place Winner in Story/South Million Writers Award, Best Story of 17 Years of Vestal Review, Shortlisted 7th in the Zoetrope Novel Contest (2003), Best of the Net and more. Tepper is a native New Yorker.

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