"What A Bullet Can Do" (Hazlitt) winner of 2019 Maine Literary Award for Short Nonfiction and named a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2019.
"The Gun Show" (The Southeast Review) named a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2017.
"Detours" (Literal Latte) named a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2016.
Sue Repko is a high school English teacher, 2019 Everytown Survivor Fellow, and a volunteer gun violence prevention advocate with Moms Demand Action. She is the Be SMART Lead for Maine, where she presents Be SMART, a gun safety program, to community groups and facilitates the work of other presenters around the state. She has a degree in psychology from Princeton University, a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University and an MFA in nonfiction from Bennington College.
Her work has appeared in The Portland Press Herald, Hazlitt, Aquifer/The Florida Review Online, The MacGuffin, Tributaries, The Southeast Review, Hippocampus, The Common Online, Literal Latte, The Gettysburg Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, flashquake, Midway Journal, tattoo highway, Bryant Literary Review, Broken Bridge Review, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly, among other print and online journals, anthologies, and newspapers. She is at work on a memoir.
Sue is also a licensed professional planner in the state of New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She is the author of Legendary Locals of Pottstown and the founder of Positively!Pottstown, a community blog about her hometown, a former industrial and manufacturing center in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Pottstown hoop where she learned the game.