Suellen Wedmore, Poet Laureate emerita for the small seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, has been published in Green Mountains Review, College English, Phoebe, The Ledge, The Cancer Poetry Project, and others. Her work has been awarded first place in the Writerís Digest rhyming poem contest, and she was an international winner in the 2006 Atlanta Review poetry contest. Recently her chapbook Deployed was selected as winner of the Grayson Press annual chapbook contest and she was selected for a writing residency at Devilís Tower, Wyoming. After 24 years working as a speech and language therapist in the public schools, she retired to enter the MFA Program in Poetry at New England College, graduating in 2004.

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