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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Suzanne Rhodes

Suzanne Underwood Rhodes blissfully taught poetry at the Muse for five years before moving out of state. Now in Fayetteville, Arkansas, she teaches poetry workshops to high schoolers and adults, and went virtual like everyone else when the pandemic struck. Suzanne publishes her poems regularly in journals and anthologies such as Image, Christian Century, Slant, Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Spiritus, Poems of Devotion, Between Midnight and Dawn, In Place, and many others. Her poetry books include two chapbooks--Hungry Foxes (Aldrich Press) and Weather of the House (Sow’s Ear Press), and a full-length collection, What a Light Thing, This Stone (Sow’s Ear Press). Her second full collection, Flying Yellow, will be published by Paraclete Press in the spring of 2021. She was a resident fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars in poetry. While she’s taught creative writing at King University, St. Leo University, and other schools, her favorite students are the talented, hard-working and beloved Muse poets.