Mary Leary

Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Author's Bio

Been writing since I was about 13. A list of publications would sound pretty good, but I'm strongest when mixing words with other media in live performance - here are some favorite featured performances:

Gelato Vero/San Diego -12/2011
Open Door Bookstore/San Diego - 3/2007
The Chataqua/Blaine, Wa. - 3/2006
NW Singer/Songwriter Showcase - Mt. Vernon, Wa. - 7/2005
Esmerelda Books/CPITS/Del Mar - 12/2001
KRCB FM (poems featured)/Marin County - 1/2002
Border Books/San Diego - 12/2000
Justa Cuppa Coffee/San Diego - 5/2000
Sonic Arts Accretions Showcase/San Diego - 1/2000
Adams Ave. Street Fair/San Diego -9/1999
KPBS FM/San Diego: May, June, & August, 1999
Twiggs/San Diego - 8/1999 Claire de Lune/San Diego - 7/1999
The Book Garden/San Diego - 3/1999 Intersection House/San Diego - 11/1998
El Campo Ruse/San Diego - 10/1996
Woodbury Univ./Los Angeles - 11/1995
Laguna Beach Public Library - 8/1991

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Book:
Chef Wolfe and Other Stories (Permeable Press, 1994)

Poetry

Anthologies:
San Diego Poetry Annual 2011-12 (Authorhouse, 2012)
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The Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia, 2011)
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A Joyous Season (July Literary Press, 2009)
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The San Diego Poetry Annual 2009 (Authorhouse, 2009)
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Pets Across America (CreateSpace USA, 2008)
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The San Diego Poetry Annual 2008 (Authorhouse, 2008)
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Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2006)
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Crimes of the Beats (Autonomedia, 1998)
Journals:
A Little Poetry
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A Wise Woman's Garden
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Arbor Vitae
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Arden
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Creekwalker
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Fan Magazine
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Gypsy
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Kumquat Meringue
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Limestone Circle
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Maintenant
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MediaLeft
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New Leaves Review
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Poetry Motel Wallpaper
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Public Illumination Magazine
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Red River Review
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San Diego Writers' Monthly
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San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly
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Stray Dog
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WordWrights

Spoken Word

Anthology:
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend: Women Writers on Baseball (Faber & Faber, 1994)
Journal:
The New Common Good
Performance:
Gelato Poetry Series (2011)
Prizes won: 

Third place winner, Bookhabit Poetry Contest, 2008. First Place winner, Pirate Enclave poetry contest, December, 2001. Poem, “Into This Corner of the Universe” used in California Poets’ curriculum, 2001-‘02. Honorable Mention, San Gabriel Valley poetry contest, April, 2000. Second place winner, Rendezvous Cafe slam, November, 1999.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Norfolk
Raised in: 
Various, NONE
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Last update: Aug 22, 2013