Maryann Corbett

1800 Iglehart Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-5985

Author's Bio

Maryann Corbett lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a doctorate in English from the University of Minnesota with a specialization in medieval literature and linguistics and has retired after almost 35 years of working for the Minnesota Legislature. She is the author of four full-length books of poetry--Breath Control (David Robert Books, 2012), Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter, (Able Muse Press, 2013), Mid Evil (University of Evansville Press, 2015), and Street View (Able Muse Press, 2017)--as well as three chapbooks. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in 32 Poems, Barrow Street, Southwest Review, River Styx, Atlanta Review, Rattle, The Evansville Review, Measure, Literary Imagination, The Dark Horse, Mezzo Cammin, Linebreak, Subtropics, and many other journals in print and online, as well as Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, American Life in Poetry, The Poetry Foundation, The Writer's Almanac, and an assortment of anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2018. Her poems have been shortlisted for Best of the Net, the Morton Marr Prize competition, the Able Muse Book Prize, and the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and have won the Lyric Memorial Award, the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, and the Richard Wilbur Award. Visit her website at

Publications and Prizes

Breath Control
(David Robert Books, 2012)
, Credo for the Checkout Line in Winter
(Able Muse Press, 2013)
, Mid Evil
(University of Evansville Press, 2015)
, Street View
(Able Muse Press, 2017)
Best American Poetry 2018
(Scribner, 2018)
, Ekphrastia Gone Wild
(Ain't Got No Press, 2016)
, Forgetting Home: Poems About Alzheimer's
(Barefoot Muse Press, 2013)
, Hot Sonnets
(Entasis Press, 2011)
, Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature
(Abilene Christian University Press, 2012)
, Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters
(Random House, 2015)
, Obsession: Sestinas for the Twenty-First Century
(University of New England Press, 2014)
, The Able Muse Anthology
(Able Muse Press, 2010)
, The Best of the Barefoot Muse
(Barefoot Muse Press, 2012)
, The Orison Anthology, Vol 2
(Orison Books, 2017)
32 Poems, Able Muse, Alabama Literary Review, American Arts Quarterly, American Life in Poetry, Anglican Theological Review, Astropoetica, Atlanta Review, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Barefoot Muse, Barrow Street, Birmingham Poetry Review, Blue Unicorn, Candelabrum, Christianity & Literature, Chronicles, Comstock Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Construction, Dappled Things, Ecotone, Euphony, Evansville Review, First Things, Italian Americana, kaleidowhirl, Light, Lily Lit Review, Linebreak, Literary Imagination, Loch Raven Review, Lucid Rhythms, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, Nimble Spirit Review, One, Poemeleon, Poetry Daily, Poetry East, Raintown Review, Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith, River Styx, Rock & Sling, Ruminate, Sewanee Theological Review, Snakeskin, Strong Verse, Subtropics, Tampa Review, The Chimaera, Dark Horse, The Flea, Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Literary Bohemian, The Lyric, Poetry Porch, The Rotary Dial, The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, Think Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal, Umbrella, Verse Daily, Verse Wisconsin, Water~Stone Review, Whistling Shade, William & Mary Review, Windhover
A Crooked Crown: University Avenue Sonnets
(Kraken Press, 2012)
, Dissonance
(Scienter Press, 2009)
, Gardening in a Time of War
(Pudding House Publications, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
Winner, 2014 Richard Wilbur Award, 2008 Lyric Memorial Award; co-winner, 2009 Willis Barnstone Translation Prize; finalist, Nemerov Sonnet Award, Morton Marr Prize, Able Muse Book Prize, Best of the Net; multiple Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations.

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Last updated: Aug 31, 2018