Suzanne Rancourt

207 Walter Maxfield Road
Hadley, NY 12835
Phone: 
(518) 470-3078

Author's Bio

Ms. Rancourt is Abenaki/Huron decent, born and raised in the mountains of West Central Maine currently residing in the Adirondack Mountains, NY. A multi-modal artist, she has work appearing in theSame, Young Ravens Literary Review # 8, Tupelo Press Native Voices Anthology, Bright Hill Press 25th Anniversary Anthology, Dawnland Voices 2.0 #4, Northern New England Review, Bear Review, Three Drops Press, Snapdragon Journal, mgversion2>datura, Sirsee, Slipstream, Collections of Poetry and Prose issues War, and Empowerment, Muddy River Poetry Review, Ginosko, Journal of Military Experience, Cimarron Review, Callaloo, numerous anthologies, translations, and text books. Her book, Billboard in the Clouds was the winner of the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award. murmurs at the gate, (Unsolicited Press) is scheduled for release May 2019. Ms. Rancourt is a USMC and USA veteran. She is a multi modal Expressive Arts Therapist, Consultant, Educator with graduate degrees and certifications in psychology, creative writing, drug and alcohol recovery. Ms. Rancourt is also an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate and trainer. For a more complete list of qualifications, philosophy of practice etc., please, visit her website: www.expressvie-arts.com

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Billboard in the Clouds
(Curbstone Press, 2004)
, Billboard in the Clouds
(Curbstone Press, 2004)
, murmurs at the gate
(Unsolicited Press, 2019)
Anthologies: 
Dawnland Voices - An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England
(University of Nebraska Press, 2014)
, Letters to Fathers from Daughters: A Pathway to Healing and Hope
(Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, 2007)
, Like Light - 25 years of poetry & prose by Bright Hill Press & writers
(Bright Hill Press, 2018)
, Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native
(University of Arizona Press, 1994)
, Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community
(Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002)
, The Senior Issues Collection: Family Issues
(McGraw-Hill, 1995)
, Through the Eye of the Deer: An Anthology of Native American Women Writers
(Aunt Lute Books, 1999)
, Tupelo Indigenous Writers Anthology
(Tupelo Press, 2019)
Journals: 
Callaloo, Chiron Review, Dawnland Voices 2.0, Ginosko Literary Journal, Gyroscope Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, Northern New England Review, O-Dark-Thirty, Quiddity International Literary Journal, Saranac Review, Slipstream, Snapdragon, Tamaqua, Young Ravens Literary Review
Prizes Won: 
Native Writers' Circle of the Americas First Book Award, Billboard in the Clouds 

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Native American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Farmington, ME
Raised in: 
Temple, ME
work_excerpt: 
Whose Mouth Do I Speak With? I can remember my father bringing home spruce gum. He worked in the woods and filled his pockets with golden chunks of pitch. For his children he provided this special sacrament and we'd gather at his feet, around his legs, bumping his lunchbox, and his empty thermos rattled inside. Our skin would stick to Daddy's gluey clothing and we'smell like Mumma's Pine sol. We had no money for store bought gum but that's all right. The spruce gum was so close to chewing amber as though in our mouths we held the eyes of Coyote and how many other children had fathers that placed on their innocent, anxious tongues the blood of trees?
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Last updated: Nov 18, 2018