Susan Okie is a doctor, a poet, and a former Washington Post medical reporter. She received her MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in January 2014. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, Passager, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Hospital Drive, Gargoyle and Cider Press Review. Her poem “Perseid” was chosen by Michael Collier as first-prize winner of the 2012 Bethesda Poetry Contest. Okie is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University Medical School. She is married to Walter Weiss, a former medical school classmate, with whom she has two grown sons. Okie lives in Bethesda, MD.