Sue Sorensen

Sue Sorensen was born in Saskatchewan, the youngest of seven children, and moved to Winnipeg in 2000. She is the author of a novel, A Large Harmonium (2011), winner of Best First book at the Manitoba Book Awards, and the editor of West of Eden: Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature (2008). In 2014 Sue published the non-fiction study The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film. Her poetry has been published in The New Quarterly, Exile, CV2, Grain, Room, and Prairie Fire. “Blue: Three Sonnets to Mary” won Best Poem in Exile’s 2017 Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition.

Sue has a PhD from the University of British Columbia. Academic publications range from studies of the novels of A. S. Byatt, Henry James, Ian McEwan, and Guy Vanderhaeghe to biblical illustration, detective fiction, children’s books, rock lyricists, and the filmmaking of Neil Young. She teaches English at Canadian Mennonite University and also serves as the Director of CMU Press. She loves her sons, movies, music, photography, the word “cattywampus,” and reading The New Yorker. Her forthcoming collection of poetry will be released by At Bay Press in 2024.

  • Acutely Life

    February 26th, 2024

    A new collection of poems by Sue Sorensen