Susan Okie’s full-length poetry collection, Woman at the Crossing, was  chosen by poet Garrett Hongo as winner of the 2023 Off the Grid Poetry Prize, and will be published by Grid Books in October, 2023. 

Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, The Bellevue Literary Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Cider Press Review, Little Patuxent Review, Delmarva Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals. A chapbook, Let You Fly, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018. Her poem, “Metamorphosis,” was featured as poem of the day on Poetry Daily, and poet Michael Collier chose her poem, “Perseid,” as winner of the 2012 Bethesda Poetry Contest. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers.

Susan is a doctor and a former Washington Post medical reporter and science editor. She lives with her husband in Bethesda, Maryland. Woman at the Crossing  is her first full-length poetry collection.