Suzanne Conway was awarded an M.A. (Distinction) in Creative and Critical Writing from The University of Sussex in 1998. She won the Asham Award for Poetry that same year and the Live Literature Fresh Talent Poetry Prize in 2002. As part of her prize for the Asham Award Suzanne was mentored by John Burnside. The poems and short story they worked on together are published in the anthology Don’t Think of Tigers.
Suzanne is also published in The Poetry Review, The North, The Rialto, The Moth, Smiths Knoll, Seam, Magma, Ambit, The London Magazine, The Result Is What You See Today: Poems about Running (Smith|Doorstop), Newspaper Taxis: Poetry After the Beatles, The Captain’s Tower: Seventy Poets Celebrate Bob Dylan at Seventy (both Seren), and elsewhere.
Suzanne was awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship to complete a Ph.D in Creative and Critical Writing with Glyn Maxwell at The University of Essex but transferred to The University of Exeter. She is writing a collection of poetry alongside the critical commentary: ‘Tantalising Vagueness’ – Intimacy and Distance in the Poetry of Edward Thomas. She has read at Poetry Teignmouth, The Essex Poetry Festival, Poetry Wivenhoe, The Troubadour, The Torriano and The Betsey Trotwood.
When Suzanne isn’t writing, she likes running through woodland and cycling all the hills she can find on Dartmoor.