Biography

Sue Ring deRosset, CVT, BA Zoology, MA Creative Nonfiction, has had over 45 poems, essays, short stories, and interviews published in national and regional magazines and literary journals. Her work has appeared in the Sun, Flyway, Bloomsbury Review, Rocky Mountain Poetic Inventory, Wildlife Conservation, Utah Holiday, Mountain Gazette, Matter, Front Range Review, White Pelican Review, and the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, among other publications.

The eldest daughter of two in a Navy family, Sue grew up in Belgium, Virginia, and California. In her twenties, she traveled the American and Canadian West, attending colleges, participating in environmental campaigns, and mountaineering. She lived in Montana, Utah, and Washington, and off-the-grid in a school bus in Idaho, before moving to Colorado in 1996.

Sue has taught veterinary technology classes and/or science-and-nature writing workshops at Front Range Community College since 2004. She was nominated twice for the Master Teacher Award and was the recipient of the Happy Teacher Award. She has also served as an editorial assistant for Colorado Review and managing editor of Matter journal, and was the teaching assistant for an intermediate fiction workshop at Colorado State University in Spring 2013.

The Fort Collins community radio station, KRFC, has invited her to read twice on The Poetry Show; she's also done numerous readings, including poetry slams, in local venues. Nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize for her poem “Paper Wings,” selected for Glimmer Train's “Top 25 Short Stories of 2004,” and recipient of the Crow-Tremblay Creative Writing Fellowship (2011-2012), she is currently working on a zoological memoir about our powerful but complicated relationship with animals. She lives in Fort Collins, where she and her husband enjoy cycling, hiking, and photography.