Susan Michele's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in print and online literary journals including Newtown Literary, Ekphrastic Review, Prometheus Dreaming, Beyond Words, HerWords, The Night Heron Barks, DreamPop, Amethyst Review, StreetCake, Passengers Journal, California Quarterly, Tiny Seed Journal, Griffel, Hoxie Gorge Review, Tab Journal, One Art, North Dakota Quarterly, The Inflectionist Review, Spillway 29, and Gyroscope Review. Her poems were included in 2020 Summer Anthology: A Headrest for Your Soul published by Other Worldly Women Press, and in the anthology Corona Global Lockdown, published by Poets Choice. In 2020 Susan received a Parent-Writer Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She has an M.S. Ed. in Applied Linguistics from Queens College (City University of New York) and a B.A. in English from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she focused on creative writing and journalism. Susan was also a guest blogger on the website Motherhood Later than Sooner, where she wrote theater reviews, and is a former staff writer at the Long Island Jewish World.
For ten years Susan worked as an elementary and ESL teacher in the NYC public schools, where she earned National Board Certification as a middle childhood generalist. Susan loved teaching her students creative writing, and helped them self-publish their own books.
Susan currently resides in Ridgewood, Queens and has three children. She is the founder and owner of Jiggle Sprouts Inc., a group family daycare that offers a nurturing environment of learning and play for the youngest among us. She enjoys living in a neighborhood lined with linden trees and within walking distance to cafes, the public library, and a used bookstore.