Susan Lago

Susan Lago


Humanities Building, Room H428-13B

Phone: 718-281-5428



William Paterson University, M.A., English: Writing

Emerson College, B.S., Communication Studies


Activities and Interests:

Susan Lago teaches composition and literature at CUNY / Queensborough Community College. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in publications such as Noctua Review, Adelaide Magazine, Pank Magazine, Per Contra,  Monkeybicycle and Prime Number. She is currently at work on a collection of connected short stories. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter: Susan Ell (@SusanLago).


“An Initiation into Academic Discourse with Poetry.” Poetry across the Curriculum:

New Methods of Writing Intensive Pedagogy for U.S. Community College and Undergraduate Education.” Jacob, Frank, Shannon Kincaid and Amy E. Traver (Ed.). Brill Sense (Boston/Rotterdam/Taipei). September 2018.

“The Love Song of Hey Prof.” The Smart Set, Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University, 16 Aug. 2018,

“Animals in Cages.” Adelaide Voices Literary Award Anthology: Volume 10.  Nikolic, Stevan V.,‎ and Adelaide Franco Nikolic, editors. CreateSpace  Independent Publishing Platform. (February 27, 2018): Print.

“The Soul is the Bread of Life.” Belle Ombre. (February 2018)

“A Casserole Primer OR A Life as Told in Casseroles.” The Creative Truth: Volume 3. February 2017.

“Child’s Play.” Noctua Review. Vol. X - Neo / Americana. May 21, 2017. Print.

“Naked.” Stockholm Literary Journal. (January 17, 2016). Web.

“The Last of the Flowers Children.” bioStories.  (March 2015).  Web

“Lindsay Lohan Arrives at Dawn.” The Milo Review.  (Spring 2014): Print and Web

“Inheritance.” Toasted Cheese.  (September 2013):  Web

“Swimming the Lake.” Prime Number Magazine.  (23/July-September 2012):  Web

“Songs from the River.” Pank Magazine.  (6.14/November 2011):  Web

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