Mary Biddinger

342 Olin Hall Department of English
Akron, OH 44325-1906

Author's Bio

Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collections Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), and Small Enterprise (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). She is also co-editor of The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics. Biddinger is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Barn Owl Review, and Editor of the Akron Series in Poetry and the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Akron, where she is Professor of English.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
A Sunny Place with Adequate Water
(Black Lawrence Press, 2014)
, O Holy Insurgency
(Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
, Prairie Fever
(Steel Toe Books, 2007)
, Saint Monica
(Black Lawrence Press, 2011)
, Small Enterprise
(Black Lawrence Press, 2015)
Anthologies: 
The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics
(University of Akron Press, 2011)
Journals: 
American Literary Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares, The Journal
Prizes Won: 
2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, 2007 and 2010 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Poetry

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Fremont
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Jan 31, 2016