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Mary Leary

Author's Bio

Been writing since I was about 13. A list of publications would sound pretty good, but I'm strongest when mixing words with other media in live performance - here are some favorite featured performances: Gelato Vero/San Diego -12/2011 Open Door Bookstore/San Diego - 3/2007 The Chataqua/Blaine, Wa. - 3/2006 NW Singer/Songwriter Showcase - Mt. Vernon, Wa. - 7/2005 Esmerelda Books/CPITS/Del Mar - 12/2001 KRCB FM (poems featured)/Marin County - 1/2002 Border Books/San Diego - 12/2000 Justa Cuppa Coffee/San Diego - 5/2000 Sonic Arts Accretions Showcase/San Diego - 1/2000 Adams Ave. Street Fair/San Diego -9/1999 KPBS FM/San Diego: May, June, & August, 1999 Twiggs/San Diego - 8/1999 Claire de Lune/San Diego - 7/1999 The Book Garden/San Diego - 3/1999 Intersection House/San Diego - 11/1998 El Campo Ruse/San Diego - 10/1996 Woodbury Univ./Los Angeles - 11/1995 Laguna Beach Public Library - 8/1991

Publications and Prizes

Chef Wolfe and Other Stories (Permeable Press, 1994)
San Diego Poetry Annual 2011-12 (Authorhouse, 2012), The Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia, 2011), A Joyous Season (July Literary Press, 2009), The San Diego Poetry Annual 2009 (Authorhouse, 2009), Pets Across America (CreateSpace USA, 2008), The San Diego Poetry Annual 2008 (Authorhouse, 2008), Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2006), Crimes of the Beats (Autonomedia, 1998), Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend: Women Writers on Baseball (Faber & Faber, 1994)
A Little Poetry, A Wise Woman's Garden, Arbor Vitae, Arden, Creekwalker, Earth's Daughters, Fan Magazine, Gypsy, Kumquat Meringue, Limestone Circle, Maintenant, MediaLeft, New Leaves Review, Poetry Motel Wallpaper, Public Illumination Magazine, Red River Review, San Diego Writers' Monthly, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Stray Dog, The New Common Good , WordWrights
Gelato Poetry Series (2011)
Third place winner, Bookhabit Poetry Contest, 2008. First Place winner, Pirate Enclave poetry contest, December, 2001. Poem, “Into This Corner of the Universe” used in California Poets’ curriculum, 2001-‘02. Honorable Mention, San Gabriel Valley poetry contest, April, 2000. Second place winner, Rendezvous Cafe slam, November, 1999.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dylan Thomas, Jane Bowles, Flannery O'Connor, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare, Carson McCullers,Shirley Jackson, Jean Cocteau, Gertrude Stein, C.S. Lewis, Betty MacDonald, Somerset Maugham, Balzac, & many more...

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Listing last updated: August 22, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
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Born in:
Norfolk, VA
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