Mary Stone Dockery

Author's Bio

First collection of poetry will be released by Woodley Press in 2012. Two chapbooks are forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press and Kattywompus Press. While I mainly consider myself a poet, I also write nonfiction and fiction. My work relies on sensual language and is often described as musical. I also co-edit Stone Highway Review with poet Amanda Hash: You can find more info on me at

Publications and Prizes

Mythology of Touch
(Woodley Press, 2012)
, One Last Cigarette
(Honest Publishing, 2013)
Arts & Letters, Blood Lotus, Foundling Review, Halfway Down the Stairs, Hobble Creek Review, I-70 Review, Jelly Bucket, Kill Author, Lingerpost, Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century, Mid-American Review, Prick of the Spindle, Redactions, scissors and spackle, Skidrow Penthouse, South Dakota Review, The Medulla Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Zaum
Aching Buttons
(Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2012)
, Blink Finch
(Kattywompus Press, 2012)
, Honey and Bandages
(Folded Word Press, 2013)
, The Dopamine Letters
(Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
In 2011 I was a finalist in the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook prize and I received the Langston Hughes Award in Poetry. My nonfiction piece, "No Results Were Found" was an honorable mention with the New Millennium Writings contest. I have received two Pushcart nominations. Most recently, I received the Vic Contoski Award for fiction (first place) and for poetry (fourth place). My story "Smoking" was listed at StorySouth as a notable story of 2011. I also received an AWP Intro Journal Award in 2012.

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What I'm Reading Now: 
Havoc by Kristy Bowen
Jimmy Lagowski Saves the World by Pat Pujolas
Domestic Apparition by Meg Tuite

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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St. Joseph, MO
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Last updated: Apr 19, 2013