Susan Yount


1830 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

Author's Bio

Susan Yount (aka Sissy)was born and raised on a 164-acre farm in Southern Indiana where she learned to drive a tractor, harvest crops, feed the chickens and hug her beloved goat, Cinnamon. Soon after receiving her BA from Indiana University in Photo-Journalism, she married a physicist and moved to Ohio. While attending Kent State University as a graduate student, she worked at the largest flour mill in northeast Ohio where she kept those Accounts Receivable up-to-date (no small feat, that!). Moving to Chicago, she and her husband built a home on the south side with a view of the Willis Tower. In the middle of the upheaval she found time to give birth to a bouncy baby boy! She is the Editor and Publisher of Arsenic Lobster, works fulltime at the Associated Press and is the founder of Misty Publications. Having completed graduate studies in poetry at Columbia College in Chicago, she now balances work, her new home and her delightful love bug. Only Mimi Mousy Tongue knows what Susan will be doing next and she’s not talking. Her poetry has appeared in several print and online magazines including Roar, Jet Fuel Review, Booth Journal, Verse Daily and The Chaffin Journal. In her spare (!) time she moonlights as madam for the Chicago Poetry Bordello and writes the Rebellious Women in Poetry column with Jessica Dyer. Keep up with her poetry tarot project at :

Publications & Prizes

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Blue Light Press, 2013)
Not A Muse (Haven Books, 2010)
Eating Her Wedding Dress (Ragged Sky Press, 2009)
Catastrophe Theory (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012)
Floorboard review
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Strange Machine Poetry
Verse Daily
Prizes won: 

2003 The Lynda Hull Memorial Scholarship in Poetry.

2010 first prize in the 16th Annual Juried Reading competition at The Poetry Center Of Chicago.

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Scottsburg, IN
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Last update: Sep 28, 2012