Death of an Unvirtuous Woman, Finishing Line Press, 2022.
Suzanne Ondrus’ new collection of poems, Death of an Unvirtuous Woman is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press, September 2022, available for presale May 16, 2022. It is a true story of female resistance to domestic violence involving an 1881 Ohio-German immigrant couple.
Read three poems from it: “The Power of the Pen”, “Wood County News, 1882” and “Tarred & Feathered by the Wood County News” in S/tick, July 2019.
Available now from Finishing Line Press.
Passion Seeds, Little Red Tree Publishing, 2013.
Winner of the 2013 Vernice Quebodeaux Pathways Poetry Prize for Women
Suzanne Ondrus’ debut chapbook, Passion Seeds, is a love story of an American woman and a Burkinabe man that addresses intercultural and interracial love. Poet Michael Harteis writes, “Ondrus contemplates how love ‘seeds bring invisible to visible.’ The poems trace a history of transcontinental desire from Burkina Faso, to Benin, to Russia, to Ohio; they dispel the notion that we live in a post-racial world. Ondrus shows how racism and prejudice are some of our invisible seeds. Love and desire become an invisible power that can transcend the space between America and Burkina Faso.”
Available now from Little Red Tree Publishing.