Issue 247 Author Spotlight – Susan Ioannou

Born in Toronto, Susan Ioannou has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto. Over three decades, she variously taught creative writing for the Toronto Board of Education, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and Ryerson University Literary Society, and served as Associate Editor of Cross-Canada Writers’ Magazine. Her publications range across short stories, literary nonfiction, and children’s novels. Several poetry collections include Clarity Between Clouds (Goose Lane Editions), Where the Light Waits (Ekstasis Editions), Coming Home: An Old Love Story (Leaf Press), Looking Through Stone (Your Scrivener Press), Looking for Light (Hidden Brook Press), and The Dance Between: Poems About Women (Opal Editions). Her website is

Her poem “Organic (after hip replacement)” can be read on our website at

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