Susie DeFord is the author of the poetry collection Dogs of Brooklyn. She studied writing at Florida State University, and received her MFA from the New School University. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Poets and Artists, Mipoesias, Work Zine, Dog Fancy, Shampoo, the Anthology "Dogs Singing," amongst others. She has taught writing at Brooklyn Friends School, Berkeley Carroll, and the College of New Rochelle, and Kingston Writers studio.
Susie built Susie’s Pet Care a dog training and walking business in Brooklyn 2000-2015.
Since 2017 she’s been a successful real estate agent marketing and selling homes in the Hudson Valley, NY.