Sue’s life has taken her from a childhood in New York, to student life in Connecticut and Boston, to adulthood in London where she lived with her husband and children for over 25 years. Her two grown sons are now off on their own journeys, and Sue’s life has led her now to a new chapter where she splits her time between the States and Cambodia. Her work reflects her travels with much of it now focused in Cambodia, both as a writer and teacher.

Sue is the founder of Writing Through, a program which uses the creative writing of poetry and short stories to develop English fluency, conceptual thinking and self-esteem. Although it began as a program serving Cambodian students and teachers, it now reaches out to some of the most at-risk populations around the world . Sue has lectured widely on her work in such universities as The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Wesleyan University, Canterbury Christ Church University, Wheelock College in Singapore, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Yale-NUS, and others.

Feeling Surreal in Cambodia

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It started with Songkran, the traditional celebration of Khmer New Year. Throwing caution to the wind, we put on our “New Year Shirts” (which looked a lot like Hawaiian shirts to us), piled into a tuk tuk with the Horizons …

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Khmer New Year

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This week is the run up to the Khmer New Year celebrations, which begins on Friday the 14th April and goes all weekend long. The date of the holiday is always the same, or nearly so, because it is based …

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Poetry and Politics

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The recent death of Yevgeny Yevtushenko has moved me to write down some thoughts I have been having lately about the intersection of poetry and politics, or actually, any creative writing in general and the present political situation the writer …

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