Susan J. Atkinson was born and raised in Northern England. After 15 years working in the Toronto Film Industry, she now makes her home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where she and her film maker husband have raised their four daughters. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Arc Magazine, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Grain Magazine, The New Quarterly, The Queen’s Quarterly and Room Magazine.
She has been shortlisted, been a finalist and has won a number of contests including first prize in The Carleton University Literary Contest, The National Capital Canadian Authors Annual Contest and a suite from The Marta Poems was shortlisted for Exile’s Gwendolyn MacKewan Award.
Susan also writes poetry and stories for children and is the author of 4 picture books published by Little Witch Press (www.littlewitchpress.com)
The Marta Poems, published by Silver Bow Publishing (www.silverbowpublishing.com) is Susan’s debut collection.