Mary Stewart Hammond

New York, NY 10128

Author's Bio

Mary Stewart’s book, Out of Canaan, published by W.W. Norton received the Best First Collection of Poetry Award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association. Other awards include MacDowell Colony and Yaddo fellowships, and a Writer's Community Poet-in-Residence fellowship. Teaching: Mary Stewart lives in New York City. Besides conducting workshops and giving readings at many colleges and universities in the East and the Midwest, she taught advanced level workshops at the Writer's Voice of the West Side Y for nine years and at the JCC for one. She now conducts workshops privately from her home. Her students, some of whom come to her already possessing a few publication credits, or graduate degrees from various writing programs, or just raw talent, go on to win awards such as the Discovery/The Nation, the Nicholas Roerich book publication Prize from Story Line Press, Pushcart Prizes, and chap book publication prizes.

Publications and Prizes

Entering History
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2016)
, Out of Canaan
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1991)
Between the Lines - A History of "Poetry" in Letters, Jospeh Parisi and Stephen Young, Editors
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2006)
, Eternal Light: Grandparent Poems: A Twentieth Century American Selection, Jason Schinder, Editor
(Harcourt Brace, 1995)
, Inventions of Farewell: A Book of Elegies
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2001)
, Poetry: An Introduction, Sixth Edition
(Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010)
, Stone and Steel
(Godine, 1998)
, Sustenance & Desire: A Food Lover's Anthology of Sensuality and Humor
(Godine, 2004)
, Sweet Jesus: Poems About the Ultimate Icon
(Anthology Press, 2002)
, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Ninth Edition
(Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011)
, The KGB Bar Book of Poems
(Harper Collins, 2000)
, The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology
(Persea Books, 2012)
, Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals for Love and Marriage
(Viking, 1989)
, Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals for Love and Marriage, Eleanor Munro, Editor
(Viking/Penguin, 1989)
, Where Books Fall Open
(Godine, 2001)
, Women's Work - Modern Women Poets Writing in English, Eva Salzman and Amy Wack, Editors
(Poetry Wales Press, 2008)
Ploughshares, Spring 2008, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, American Voice, Atlantic Monthly, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Field, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, The New Criterion, New England Review, New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, Shenandoah, Spring/Summer 2008, Southwest Review, The New Yorker, The Southern Review, Vineyard Gazette, Yale Review

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Last updated: Nov 19, 2015