Susan Renee Richardson is a poet, writer, drummer, creative writing teacher, and alumna of Goddard College where she studied poetry as an undergraduate and earned a Master of Arts in psychology and counseling. Her poetry and writing have appeared in Calyx, Foliate Oak, Third Wednesday, Maine Women Magazine, skirt! Magazine, Maine Bar Journal, and Rediscover New Hampshire, among other publications. “Bids” is her first published short fiction. In 2012, she was one of Foliate Oak’s nominees for the Best of the Net Anthology for her poem entitled “List of Things I’d Never Say.” Visit her at

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