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Susan Comninos

Susan Comninos - Editor

Guilderland, NY, United States

I'm a widely published poet, arts journalist and book critic, as well as an expert editor, who helps other writers polish their manuscripts.


I'm a widely published poet, arts journalist and book critic, as well as an expert freelance editor.

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  • BA in English from Cornell University
  • MFA in creative writing (poetry) from The University of Michigan
  • Coursework in News & Feature Writing at Columbia University

Work experience

Freelance arts journalist and book critic

January, 2003 – Present (about 15 years)

Since 2003, I've covered books, authors and trend stories for The Atlantic Online, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Haaretz English Edition, Jewish Daily Forward, Miami Herald and San Francisco Chronicle, among others.

I specialize in book reviews, author profiles (single- and multi-source) and trend stories.

I also write, teach and publish poetry. Since 2015, my poetry's appeared in the Harvard Review Online, Rattle, Subtropics, The Malahat Review, The Common, Hobart, Southern Humanities Review, The Tishman Review, Spoon River Poetry Review and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

Previously, it appeared in TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, The Cortland Review, Nashville Review, Forward and Lilith, among others.

Since the start of my career, I've taught creative writing at universities and arts centers including The Univ. of Michigan, RPI and The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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