Suzanne Ondrus is a poet whose work explores cultural identity and the human dramas that shape and transcend it. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Bowling Green State University; an MA in English from Binghamton SUNY; BA from Wells College and presently is completing her doctoral dissertation on African women’s epistolaries through the University of Connecticut. Born in Ohio, her experiences living in Benin, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Russia, Italy, and Germany shape her artistic vision. She is fluent in Italian, French, and German. Her poems have appeared in Reed Magazine, Slab, Contemporary Verse 2, Colere, and The Long River Review.
Suzanne is the winner of the third Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” Poetry Prize for Women, leading to the publication her book of poetry, Passion Seeds.