Susan Comninos

Poet

Guilderland, NY 12084

Author's Bio

I'm the author of a debut book of poems, "Out of Nowhere," forthcoming from the Stephen F. Austin Univ. Press/Texas A&M (Feb. 2022) and available for preorder at the following link: http://www.tamupress.com/book/9781622882...

I'm also a teacher of both creative and critical writing. Over the course of my academic career, I've taught students at The Univ. of Michigan, Siena College, The College of St. Rose, and most recently, SUNY Albany. I love helping others better understand literature, develop their writing and even see their work published.

In addition to teaching higher-ed courses, I also lead poetry workshops for diverse groups of adults in the local community and am the grateful recipient of a number of grants from Poets & Writers.

My own individual poems have appeared in the Harvard Review Online, Rattle, The Common, Prairie Schooner and North American Review, among others.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
"The Blueline Anthology" (Syracuse University Press, 2004)
Books:
"Out of Nowhere: poems" (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2022)
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Out of Nowhere: poems (Texas A&M University Press, 2022)
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Forward
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Gastronomica
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Helen
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Hobart
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Hospital Drive
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Iron Horse Literary Review
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Judaism
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Juked
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Lilith
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Literary Mama
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Midstream
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Nashville Review
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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Subtropics
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Tablet
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Tulane Review
Prizes won: 

 

  • 2021 Longlist Finalist - Cowles Poetry Book Award
  • 2019 Finalist - Cider Press Review Book Award
  • 2019 Finalist - Conduit Books' Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize
  • 2016 Winner - VQR Writers' Conference Scholarship in poetry
  • 2013 Finalist - Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize
  • 2010 Winner - Yehuda Halevi Poetry Contest run by Tablet Magazine

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Lee Upton, Grace Paley, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Munro.
What I'm reading now: 
A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Krolik Hollenberg

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, Schools, Seniors, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Johnson City, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Binghamton, NY
New York
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Last update: Dec 07, 2021