Susan Comninos

Guilderland, NY 12084

Author's Bio

I'm a widely published poet and an adjunct professor teaching courses in literary analysis, creative writing and critical writing. Over the course of my career, I've taught at The Univ. of Michigan, Siena College, The College of St. Rose and, most recently, SUNY Albany. I love helping students of any age understand literature, improve their writing and see their work published.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
"The Blueline Anthology"
(Syracuse University Press, 2004)
Journals: 
Cortland Review, Forward, Gastronomica, Helen, Hobart, Hospital Drive, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, Judaism, Lilith, Literary Mama, Malahat Review, Midstream, Nashville Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Rattle, Southern Humanities Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Subtropics, Tablet, Common, Good Men Project, Harvard Review Online, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Tishman Review, Tikkun, TriQuarterly, Tulane Review
Prizes Won: 
Winner:2016 Rattle Poets Respond (to the news) contest;2016 Tishman Review Staff Favorite Prize in poetry;2016 VQR Writers' Conference Scholarship in poetry;2010 Yehuda Halevi Poetry Contest run by Tablet Magazine.Finalist:Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
American Passage: The History of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato
,
Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela
Favorite Authors: 
Lee Upton, Gerald Stern, Grace Paley, Jhumpa Lahiri.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Seniors, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Johnson City, NY
Raised in: 
Binghamton, NY
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Last updated: Jan 17, 2019