Books

Coming Soon!

A Buffet Table Fit for Queens (2023)

*Winner of The Washburn Prize

Contraband Paradise (2021)

This Girl, Your Disciple (2019)

*Finalist for The Heartland Review Press Chapbook Prize

*Semi-Finalist for The Elyse Wolf Prize

About Me

Susan L. Leary is the author of three poetry collections: A Buffet Table Fit for Queens, winner of The Washburn Prize and forthcoming from Small Harbor Publishing in February 2023; Contraband Paradise (Main Street Rag, 2021); and This Girl, Your Disciple (Finishing Line Press, 2019), finalist for The Heartland Review Press Chapbook Prize and semi-finalist for The Elyse Wolf Prize with Slate Roof Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Tar River Poetry, Tahoma Literary Review, Superstition Review, DMQ Review, jmww, Cherry Tree, Pithead Chapel, The MacGuffin, Christian Century, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Rust + Moth, Jet Fuel Review, Birdcoat Quarterly, Arcturus (Chicago Review of Books), Posit, and Parentheses Journal. She has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies, and was a finalist for the 16th Mudfish Poetry Prize, judged by Marie Howe, as well as shortlisted for the Arthur Smith Poetry Prize, judged by Charlotte Pence, for her manuscript, “Only the Finest Track Stars Smoke Newports.” She holds a B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. from the University of Miami, where she also teaches Writing Studies.

Susan L. Leary