Mario Chard


Atlanta, GA

Author's Bio

Mario Chard is the author of Land of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2018), winner of the Dorset Prize and the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. Recent poems have appeared in the The New Yorker, Poetry, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Winner of the “Discovery” Poetry Prize and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he lives and teaches in Atlanta, Georgia.

Publications & Prizes

Land of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2018)
Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day
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Chattahoochee Review
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Crab Orchard Review
Georgetown Review
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New Yorker
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Phi Kappa Phi Forum
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Western Humanities Review
Prizes won: 

Winner, Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry (2019); Winner, Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press (2016); Finalist, Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship (2013); Winner, "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Contest (2012); Honorable Mention, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize (2012); First Place, The National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Competition, Bloomington Chapter (2011); First Place, Thomas H. Scholl and Elizabeth Boyd Thompson Poetry Prize, The Academy of American Poets (2011); First Place, 15th Annual Utah Writers' Contest, Western Humanities Review (2008)

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English, Spanish
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Last update: Jun 12, 2020