Suzanne Cleary

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Suzanne Cleary is an American poet. She was born in Binghamton, New York. She grew up there. She has an M.A. in Writing from Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is Professor of English at State University of New York at Rockland.[1]

Quotation[change | change source]

"I love to read poems where I think the poet includes something that may not work or almost doesn't work. To me that's an exciting kind of risk."[2]

Awards[change | change source]

  • Winner of the 2012 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry from the University of Missouri, Kansas City[1]
  • Winner of the 2012 Emerging Writer Fellowship for Poetry from The Writer's Center, Bethesda, Maryland[1]
  • a Pushcart Prize (2005)
  • the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America[3]
  • Julia Peterkin Award of Converse College
  • Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize[4]
  • Patterson Award for Literary Excellence

Books[change | change source]

  • Keeping Time (2002)
  • Trick Pear (2007)
  • Beauty Mark (2013)

Critical writing[change | change source]

  • Cleary, Suzanne. "Be Still and Know: Silence in the Poetry of Jean Valentine," in Laurel Review 40.2. (2006)
  • Cleary, Suzanne. "A Control Room inside of Me," Georgia Review September 25, 2014.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Fall 2012 Emerging Writer Fellows". The Writer's Center. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. Part 2 at YouTube
  3. "Person Detail: Suzanne Cleary". New York State Literary Tree. Bright Hill Press. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. "EUGENE PAUL NASSAR PRIZE ..." Utica College. Utica College. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  5. "A Control Room inside of Me" Retrieved 2014.10.20

Other websites[change | change source]