Suzanne Cleary

Suzanne Cleary is the author of four full-length poetry collections. Her most recent books are Crude Angel (BkMk Press 2018) and Beauty Mark (BkMk 2013), which won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, the Nassar Poetry Prize, and the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, in 2017 she won the Troubadour International Poetry Prize (2nd Place) and the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize of the Munster Literature Centre (3rd Place). Her poems appear in anthologies including Best American Poetry, and in journals including Poetry London, The Atlantic, and Southern Review. She was one of four finalists chosen by Nick Laird for the 2020 Moth Poetry Prize. She teaches as Core Faculty in the MFA in Creative Writing Program of Converse University. Her website is