Sue Scavo


Author's Bio

Sue Scavo is a poet, author and Dreamwork practitioner/teacher and holds an MFA in Poetry from New England College. She is the author of Buried  [A Place] (Spring 2022 from Anhinga Press) and her work has appeared in many journals including Tahoma Literary Review, Poet Lore, Blue Heron Review, Aster(ix), Burning House Press, Literary Mama, Panolopy and others; and in anthologies, including Rumors Secrets & Lies, Narrative Poems about Pregnancy, Abortion and Choice, ed. Carol Lynne Knight and Kristine Snodgrass and What Have You Lost? ed. Naomi Shihab Nye. She received a writer’s residency at The Vermont Studio Center where she then became a staff artist for several years. Sue has taught/presented internationally at conferences / venues such as Massachusetts Poetry Festival, New York City Poetry Festival, Esalen Institute, Kripalu Center, Breitenbush Retreat Center, The Rowe Center, Hollyhock and the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Find her at and

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Publications & Prizes

Buried (Anhinga Press, 2022)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jean Valentine, Ann Carson, Kasey Jueds, Amy Irvine, Kimiko Hahn, Joan Larkin, Ann-Marie Macari, Dante, Victoria Chang, Donika Kelly, Louise Gluck, Allison C. Rollins, Karla Van Vliet, Kerrin McCadden, Truong Tran, Kiki Petrosino, Jessica Cuello, Alice Notley, Don Mee Choi, Linda Gregg
What I'm reading now: 
Bright by Kiki Petrosino, The Thicket by Kasey Jueds, Purgatorio by Dante

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Identifies as: 
Italian American
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Born in: 
Cincinnati, OH
Raised in: 
Cincinnati, OH
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Last update: Dec 23, 2022