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  • Susan Ioannou


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Author Bio: 

A University of Toronto graduate, Susan Ioannou has published numerous literary articles, short stories, two children’s novels, several poetry collections, and the non-fiction study A Magical Clockwork: The Art of Writing the Poem (Wordwrights Canada). Some of her poems have been translated into Dutch and Hindi, and others set to music, performed in Canada and Norway. For many years she led creative writing workshops for the Toronto Board of Education, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and Ryerson University Literary Society, was Associate Editor of Cross-Canada Writers’ Magazine, and ran the online course Lessons in Writing the Poem. Susan’s current focus is her own creative work. Besides chapbooks, her poetry collections include Clarity Between Clouds (Goose Lane Editions), Where the Light Waits (Ekstasis Editions), Coming Home: An Old Love Story (Leaf Press), Looking Through Stone: Poems About the Earth (Your Scrivener Press), Looking for Light (Hidden Brook Press / Opal Editions), and The Dance Between: Poems About Women (Opal Editions). Several of her print titles have also been reissued in eBook and paperback formats. Her full Literary CV is online at