Sue Repko

writer, freelance editor, teacher, urban planner


Sue Repko is a writer, freelance editor, teacher, and urban planner. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, a master’s in city and regional planning from Rutgers University, and a B.A. in psychology from Princeton University. Her essays have been named notable three times in The Best American Essays and won a Maine Literary Award for short nonfiction. Her work is forthcoming in MicroLit Almanac and has appeared in The Independent, Hippocampus Magazine, Brevity Blog, The Southeast Review, Hazlitt, Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, Princeton Alumni Weekly and elsewhere. She is represented by Gail Hochman of Brandt & Hochman and is at work on a memoir. 



Latest Posts


Long Walks

Photo by David Beale on UnsplashWoman with long, wavy dark hair in a plaid shirt,looking down a country road with trees on either side. I took a long walk yesterday on the rural roads around my house. I passed or saw in the distance about 10 other people, which is...

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The food and music that sustain us

When I went upstairs to go to bed last night, I realized I had not gotten dressed all day. Hmm… I only stay in my comfy sweats/sleep clothes when I'm sick. But I'm not sick! That I know of. In fact, I actually got a lot done yesterday. I'm nearing completion of a...

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Nesting instinct hits the kitchen

I stocked up pretty well with two big grocery shopping trips -- one at the beginning of March and another one this past Thursday. I don't think I over-bought, just tried to gauge what we might need for 3-4 weeks (just in case the 2-week self-quarantine period proved...

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