Mary Lou Buschi


29 Van Houten Fields
West Nyack, NY 10994

Author's Bio

Mary Lou Buschi’s poems have appeared or are appearing in FIELD, Willow Springs, PING PONG, IR, Four Way Review, SIR, Cream City Review, Thrush, Radar, among others. Her chapbook, The Spell of Coming (or Going) was published by Patasola Press (2013). Ukiyo-e, her second chapbook was published by Dancing Girl Press (2014). Mary Lou has been nominated for Best New Poets 2014 and was a finalist for Best of Net Anthology, 2014. She was also a finalist for the Larry Levis book prize through Four Way Books. Mary Lou’s full-length collection, Awful Baby will be published this year through Red Paint Hill. She has received fellowships from The Santa Fe Writer’s Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and The New York City Teaching Fellows. Mary Lou has been nominated for The Big Apple teaching Award 3 times. Mary Lou is a full-time special education teacher working with adolescents with autism.

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Publications & Prizes

The Spell of Coming(or Going) (Patasola Press, 2013)
Ukiyo-e (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2013)
Prizes won: 

Sires Series through Patasola Press Apospecimen Award from A Cappella Zoo

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth
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Madison, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: May 01, 2019