Mary Biddinger


University of Akron Department of English
Akron, OH 44325-1906

Author's Bio

Mary Biddinger is the author of five full-length poetry collections, including Small Enterprise and The Czar. Her sixth book, Partial Genius, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in August 2019. She teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Akron and NEOMFA program, and edits the Akron Series in Poetry for The University of Akron Press. Biddinger has been the recipient of three Individual Excellence Awards in poetry from the Ohio Arts Council, and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 2015. She is currently at work on a new manuscript of small poems about ordinary things.

Publications & Prizes

The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (University of Akron Press, 2011)
Small Enterprise (Black Lawrence Press, 2015)
A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014)
O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013)
Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011)
Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007)
American Literary Review
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2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Poetry

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Chicago, IL
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Last update: May 06, 2019