Suzette Bishop teaches at a university near the Texas-Mexico border. She has published three books of poetry, Hive-Mind , Horse-Minded, and She Took Off Her Wings and Shoes, and two chapbooks, Cold Knife Surgery and Jaguar’s Book of the Dead. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Jellyfish Whispers, Free State Review, New Texas, Borderlands, Concho River Review, Journal of Texas Women Writers, Aries, and in the anthologies The Four Seasons Anthology, Imagination & Place: An Anthology, The Virago Book of Birth Poetry, and American Ghost: Poets on Life after Industry. Her poems have won the Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize Contest and Honorable Mention in the Pen 2 Paper Contest sponsored by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. In addition to teaching, she has given workshops for gifted children, senior citizens, writers on the US-Mexico border, at-risk youth, and for an afterschool arts program serving a rural Hispanic community. She lives with her husband and two cats, Zena and Caruso, and goes horseback riding as often as she can.


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