Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on January 25, 1961, poet and essayist Suzanne Gardinier earned her BA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her MFA at Columbia University.
She has authored five books of poetry: Iridium & Selected Poems 1986–2009 (Sheep Meadow Press, 2011), Dialogue with the Archipelago (Sheep Meadow Press, 2009), Today: 101 Ghazals (Sheep Meadow Press, 2008), and The New World (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993). She has also published a collection of essays, A World That Will Hold All the People (University of Michigan Press, 1996).
She is the recipient of grants from the Lannan Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a professor at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Manhattan.