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Mari L'Esperance

Author's Bio

Mari L'Esperance was born in Kobe, Japan to a Japanese mother and a French Canadian-New Englander father and raised in the Pacific Rim. A graduate of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, where she was a New York Times Company Foundation Creative Writing Fellow, Mari also holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and a BA in Journalism.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine (a collection of essays L'Esperance edited with Tomás Q. Morín) (Prairie Lights Books, 2013), The Darkened Temple (University of Nebraska Press, 2008)
Chapbooks:
Begin Here (Sarasota Poetry Theater Press, 2000)
Anthologies:
Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine (a collection of essays L'Esperance edited with Tomás Q. Morín) (Prairie Lights Books, 2013), Prairie Schooner Book Prize Tenth Anniversary Reader (University of Nebraska Press, 2013)
Journals:
Americas Review, Barnabe Mountain Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, International Poetry Review, Kyoto Journal, Many Mountains Moving, MiPOesias, Pequod, Poetry Kanto, Salamander, Soundings East, Worcester Review, Yomimono, Zocalo Public Square
Prizes:
Djerassi Resident Artists Program Residency Fellowship; Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry; Hedgebrook Residency Fellowship; Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press Chapbook Prize; New York Times Foundation Creative Writing Fellowship; University Tuition Scholarship (GSAS at NYU)

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Listing last updated: June 6, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Kobe, Japan

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