Susan Lynn Leary


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Susan L. Leary is the author of two poetry collections: Contraband Paradise (Main Street Rag, 2021) and the chapbook, This Girl, Your Disciple (Finishing Line Press, 2019), which was a finalist for The Heartland Review Press Chapbook Prize and a semi-finalist for the Elyse Wolf Prize with Slate Roof Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in such places as Arcturus (Chicago Review of Books), The Christian Century, Posit, South Florida Poetry Journal, Whale Road Review, Five on the Fifth, and Pithead Chapel. She holds a B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. from the University of Miami and teaches the staple first-year writing sequence courses—ENG 105 and ENG 106—as well as a variety of advanced special topics courses, including ENG 232: Advanced Writing for People and Society. Visit her at



2021M.F.A. University of Miami
2008M.A. University of Miami
2006B.A. University of Miami