Mario Chard

Author's Bio

Mario Chard was born in northern Utah. The son of an Argentine immigrant mother and an American father, he is the author of Land of Fire, selected by Robert Pinsky for the 2016 Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press. Winner of the “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Prize and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he currently teaches in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and sons.

Publications and Prizes

Land of Fire
(Tupelo Press, 2018)
Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, Field, Georgetown Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, New Madrid, Poet Lore, Poetry, Rattle, Smartish Pace, South Dakota Review, Sugar House Review, Adroit Journal, New Yorker, Paris-American, Third Coast, Western Humanities Review
Prizes Won: 
Winner, Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press (2016); Finalist, Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship (2013); Winner, "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest (2012); Honorable Mention, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize (2012); First Place, The National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Competition, Bloomington Chapter (2011); First Place, Thomas H. Scholl and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize, The Academy of American Poets (2011); First Place, 15th Annual Utah Writers' Contest, Western Humanities Review (2008)

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English, Spanish
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Last updated: Nov 11, 2017