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Susan Ioannou

Susan Ioannou

A University of Toronto graduate, Susan Ioannou has published numerous literary articles, short stories, two children's novels, several poetry collections, and a nonfiction study on writing poetry. For many years she led creative writing workshops for the Toronto Board of Education, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and Ryerson University Literary Society, was Associate Editor of Cross-Canada Writers' Magazine, and ran the online course Lessons in Writing the Poem. Susan's current focus is her own creative work.

Toronto, Ontario


Clarity Between Clouds. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 1991.
Coming Home: An Old Love Story. Lantzville, BC: Leaf Press, 2004, 2011.
Familiar Faces / Private Grief. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 1986, 2011, 2017.
The Hidden Valley Mystery. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2010, 2017.
Holding True: Essays on Being a Writer. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2008, 2010, 2017.
Looking Through Stone: Poems about the Earth. Sudbury: Your Scrivener Press / Toronto: Wordwrgiths Canada, 2007 / 2010
A Magical Clockwork: The Art of Writing the Poem. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2000.
The Merla Poems. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2006, 2011.
Motherpoems. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 1985, 2011, 2017.
Nine to Ninety: Stories across the generations. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2009, 2010, 2017.
Polly's Punctuation Primer. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 1994, 2010.
Read-Aloud Poems. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2001, 2007, 2011.
A Real Farm Girl (illus. James Rozak). Edmonton: Hodgepog Books / Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 1998 / 2010.
Where the Light Waits. Victoria: Ekstasis Editions, 1996.
Writing Reader-Friendly Poems Plus Writing Exercises. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2011, 2017
Looking for Light. Brighton, Ontario: Hidden Brook Press / Toronto: Opal Editions, 2016 / 2020
Selected Poems 2011. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2011
For the Love of Lazaros. Toronto: Opal Editions, 2019
The Dance Between: Poems About Women. Toronto: Opal Editions, 2019
Poems on Geology, Metals, Minerals, and Mining. Toronto: Wordwrights Canada, 2017


Ontario Arts Council Works in Progress Grant (poetry), 2002/2003.
Second, The Larry Turner Award for Nonfiction, 2001.
Second, The Literary Network Short Fiction Contest, 1999/2000.
Okanagan Short Story Award, 1997.
Finalist, CBC Writing Competition (nonfiction), 1995.
Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant (children's writing), 1994/1995.
Finalist, The League of Canadian Poets National Poetry Contest, 1994.
Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant (poetry), 1993/1994.
Media Club of Canada Memorial Award, 1990.
Arts Scarborough City Poetry Contest, 1987.
Finalist, Sunday Star Short Story Contest, 1987.
Finalist, CBC Writing Competition (Poetry), 1986.
Book Cellar Mother's Day Poem Competition, 1982.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: