Poet Laureate emerita for the small seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, Suellen Wedmore retired from working as a speech and language therapist to enter the M.F.A. program in poetry at New England College, graduating in 2004. Her work has appeared in Apalachee Review, The Chaffin Journal, Cimarron Review, College English, Eclipse, Green Mountains Review, Harvard Review, The Ledge, The Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, Manorborn, New Verse News, Oyez Review, Phoebe, Poem, and
many others. Her chapbook Deployed won first place in the Grayson Books annual contest, and her chapbook On Marriage and Other Parallel Universes was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. She was awarded first place in the Writer's Digest rhyming poetry contest, was an international winner in the 2006 Atlanta Review poetry contest, and in 2007 she was selected for a writing residency at Devil's Tower, Wyoming. Recently she was a winner in the Obama competition sponsored by New Millennium Writings and two of her poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize.