Susan L. Leary Author PhotoSusan L. Leary is a poet and lecturer in English Composition at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Her work has appeared in such places as Arcturus (Chicago Review of Books), Whale Road Review, The 2River View, Heavy Feather Review, Posit, Into the Void, The Christian Century, Five on the Fifth, and Pretty Owl Poetry. She has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology and is the author of Contraband Paradise (Main Street Rag, 2021) as well as the chapbook, This Girl, Your Disciple (Finishing Line Press, 2019), which was a finalist for The Heartland Review Press Chapbook Prize and a semi-finalist for the Elyse Wolf Prize. She grew up in Orange County, CA and holds a BA and an MA in English Literature, both from the University of Miami.