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Suzanne Highland (she/they) is a queer, Southern poet and essayist from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize, and it is anthologized in Home is Where You Queer Your Heart from Foglifter Press as well as published in numerous magazines and journals. Suzanne has a BA from Florida State University and an MFA from Hunter College, where they received the Miriam Weinberg Richter Award for Conspicuous Ability in English in 2016. In addition, Suzanne has received support from Art Farm, the 92nd Street Y, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Brooklyn Poets. Suzanne is also the voice behind Mortal Lives, an essay series about ecology, money, wildlife and the city, available for free on Substack.

In addition to being a writer, curriculum developer, and educator, Suzanne is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in the care and release of injured and sick wild birds in New York City, where she lives with the writer and artist heather simon. 

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