Suzanne Paola



She teaches creative nonfiction, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and literature courses. Her latest books are Entangled Objects: A Novel in Quantum Parts, and nonfiction work The Terrible Unlikelihood of Our Being Here. Another nonfiction book, The Devil’s Castle, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press. A previous book of nonfiction, Body Toxic: An Environmental Memoir, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, one of Amazon’s Top Ten Memoirs of the year, and winner of an American Book Award. A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World, appeared on Oprah’s Bookshelf and was an Elle reader’s pick. Poetry books include Live of the Saints, a Lenore Marshall finalist, and Bardo, a Brittingham prize for poetry winner. A textbook, Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, co-written with Brenda Miller, was published by McGraw-Hill. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the UK Independent, the Huffington Post, Orion, Kenyon Review and many other journals and magazines. She serves as editor-in-chief of the Bellingham Review.

Research Interests

  • Poetry
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Environmental Writing
  • Ecocriticism
  • Rhetoric and Prosody