Mary Buchinger


MCPHS University School of Arts and Sciences
Boston, MA 02115

Author's Bio

Mary Buchingeris the author of four collections of poetry: Navigating the Reach (forthcoming, Salmon Poetry), e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (Main Street Rag), Aerialist (Gold Wake), Roomful of Sparrows (Finishing Line). Her work was selected for the Boston Raining Poetry Project and one of her poems is permanently installed in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she lives and served as Poetry Ambassador. Her poetry has appeared in  AGNI, DIAGRAM, Gargoyle, Nimrod, [PANK], Ruminate, Salamander, Salt Hill Journal, Slice Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Cortland Review, The Hollins Critic,The Massachusetts Review and elsewhere. Mary grew up on a farm in Michigan, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, and holds a doctorate in Linguistics from Boston University. She is President of the New England Poetry Club (founded in 1915 by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Conrad Aiken) and Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston.

Publications & Prizes

Words to Cure the Tameness (White Knuckle Press, 2014)
Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain't Got No Press, 2013)
Journey (Eden Waters Press, 2009)
poem, home (Paper Kite Press, 2009)
e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (Main Street Rag, 2018)
Aerialist (Gold Wake Press, 2015)
Roomful of Sparrows (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
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Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction
OVS Magazine
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Runes: A Review of Poetry
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Theology Today
Third Wednesday
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Upstairs at Duroc
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William & Mary Review
Prizes won: 

Daniel Varoujan Award, Firman Houghton Award, Best New Poems Online; Robert Warren Penn Award, Honorable Mention; The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Contest,  semi-finalist; Poetry Society of Virginia, Second Prize; Aerialist: shortlisted for the May Swenson Poetry Award, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry, and the Perugia Press Prize); Roomful of Sparrows: New Women’s Voices Series, semi-finalist

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Last update: May 22, 2019