Poetry. Suzanne Cleary's fourth poetry collection CRUDE ANGEL moves between profundity and play as it considers such varied subjects as Edgar Degas' brother, Lawrence Welk, and the Burt Reynolds Museum. CRUDE ANGEL finds elegant wit and meaning in history, art, and contemporary popular culture.
Suzanne Cleary was born and raised in Binghamton, New York, but has lived in the metropolitan New York City area for over 30 years. Her full-length poetry collections are CRUDE ANGEL and Beauty Mark (BkMk Press), Trick Pear and Keeping Time (Carnegie Mellon). Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, and the John Ciardi Prize (for Beauty Mark). She teaches as core faculty in the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Converse College.Author City: PEEKSKILL, NY USA