Susan Millar DuMars

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Susan Millar DuMars, Irish-American poet and short fiction author, born Philadelphia, 1966.

Millar DuMars was born and raised in Philadelphia to a Belfast mother. In 1997, she visited Galway during the Galway Arts Festival, and has since made the city her home. Her husband is the poet Kevin Higgins; the couple have organised the 'Over the Edge' reading series and facilitated creative writing workshops throughout Galway since 2003.

In 2009, DuMars and Higgins were the subject of a short documentary by Des Kilbane called 'Rhyming Couplet', which was screened at the 2009 Galway Film Fleadh.

DuMars is featured on the Irish podcasting site where she talks about her work and what makes her write and also reads from her poetry collection.[1]

In 2020, DuMars received a bursary from the Irish Arts Council to enable her to complete work on her second book of short stories, a themed collection titled Cameos.

Selected works[edit]

  • American Girls, 2007.
  • Big Pink Umbrella, 2008.
  • Dreams for Breakfast, 2010.
  • Lights in the Distance 2010
  • The God Thing, 2013
  • Bone Fire, 2016
  • Naked: New and Selected Poems, 2019


  1. ^ "Arena Wednesday 20 April 2016". Arena. Retrieved 31 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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