Suzanne Cleary’s is the author of Beauty Mark (BkMk Press 2013), Keeping Time (2002) and Trick Pear (2007). Her collection Blue Cloth was chosen by Marilyn Nelson and Robert Cording as winner of the 2004 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival chapbook competition. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, and the Julia Peterkin Award of Converse College. Her poems have appeared in anthologies including Poetry 180, Don’t Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems That Sing. Suzanne teaches Creative Writing Program of Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. She also is Professor of English at the State University of New York at Rockland. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.