Susan Lynn Leary


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Susan L. Leary is the author of three poetry collections: A Buffet Table Fit for Queens, winner of The Washburn Prize and forthcoming from Harbor Review / Small Harbor Publishing; Contraband Paradise (Main Street Rag, 2021); and This Girl, Your Disciple (Finishing Line Press, 2019), finalist for The Heartland Review Press Chapbook Prize and semi-finalist for the Elyse Wolf Prize with Slate Roof Press. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared in such places as Tar River Poetry, Tahoma Literary Review, Superstition Review, Arcturus (Chicago Review of Books), jmww, Cherry Tree, Up the Staircase Quarterly, The Christian Century, Pithead Chapel, Posit, Jet Fuel Review, and The MacGuffin. She has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, and she was a finalist for the 16th Mudfish Poetry Prize, judged by Marie Howe. She holds a B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. from the University of Miami, where she teaches the staple first-year writing sequence courses—WRS 105 and WRS 106—as well as a variety of advanced special topics courses, including WRS 232: Advanced Writing for People and Society. Visit her at