Virginia Chase Sutton


Tempe, AZ
Arizona US

Author's Bio

My three poetry books include: "Of a Transient Nature," published 2016 by Knut House Press; "What Brings You to Del Amo," winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, published by University of New England Press, 2007--the book was reissued in a competition as a free ebook by Doubleback Books, 2018; "Of a Transient Nature," published by Knut House Press; "Embellishments," published by Chatoyant, 2003. And a chapbook, "Down River," 2017, along with a microchapbook,  "After Midnight at the Pzych Hospital," Rinky Dink Press.

Publications & Prizes

Manthology: The Male Experience (University of Iowa Press, 2006)
All This Useless Beauty: Women Poets on Housework (University of Iowa Press, 2005)
Are You Experienced? Baby Boomers at Midlife (University of Iowa Press, 2004)
Of a Transient Nature (Knut House Press, 2016)
What Brings You to Del Amo (University Press of New England, 2007)
Embellishments (Chatoyant, 2003)
Down River (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
After Midnight at the Psych Hospital (Rinky Dink Press, 2017)
13th Moon
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Paris Review
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Rise Up Review
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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The Comstock Review
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Tuck Magazine
Western Humanities Review
Prizes won: 

Winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize for a poetry book competition, which won a competition by Doubleback Books, and is reissued recently by Doubleback as a free e-book; Louis Untermeyer Scholar in Poetry at Breadloaf; first prize Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award; fellow Writers@Work; finalist Dana Prize in poetry; finalist for the National Poetry Competition for the National Writers' Union; winner National Poet Hunt; winner Paumanock Visiting Writer's Award and Reading Series; seven nominations for the Pushcart Prize.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mark Doty; Natasha Trethewey; Lynda Hull; Sharon Olds; Louise Gluck; Cynthia Hogue;
What I'm reading now: 
Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Gluck, Deep Lane by Mark Doty, The Wellspring by Sharon Olds, The Narrow Door by Paul Lisicky, The Complete Poems of Lynda Hull by Lynda Hull, Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Any, Disability, Illness/Wellness, Mental Health, Women
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Born in: 
Muncie, IN
Raised in: 
Deerfield, IL
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Last update: May 22, 2019