Susie Clevenger was first published at the age of fifteen in Missouri Youth Write. From her earliest work she has used poetry as a vehicle for self examination, observation, and honest portrayal of life’s complexities. She is author of the poetry collections, Dirt Road Dreams, Insomnia’s Ink, and Where Butterflies Pray. Her work is included in the poetry collections, Poetry as a Spiritual Practice and online in The Creative Nexus, Poetry & Prose Magazine, The Brinks Gallery, The Global Twitter Community Poetry Project, Journey of the Heart, and The Yellow Chair Review. She is a member of the Academy of American Poets and The Poetry Society of Texas. Susie resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, Charlie.