Susan Manchester has lived most of her life in central New York State, moving to Toronto in 1993. She has taught high school English for twenty-five years, and has also been an instructor at the State University of New York at Morrisville and Utica College of Syracuse University. Her poems have appeared in many periodicals including: The Georgia Review, The League of Canadian Poets Anthology, Tesseracts 8, The Antigonish Review and many others. U.S. poetry awards to her credit include the Milton Dorfman Poetry Prize, the Daniel Varoujan Award and first place in Poetpourri's national summer poetry contest. She divides her time between teaching English at Etobicoke Collegiate Institute in Toronto, acrylic painting, writing and singing.