Mary Maxwell

Poet, Translator

c/o LongNookBooks POB 2009
Truro, MA 02666

Author's Bio

Mary Maxwell has published five volumes of poems: An Imaginary Hellas, Emporia, Cultural Tourism, Nine Over Sixes and Oral Lake.  She is the author of an art monograph, Serena Rothstein: Discourse in Paint, as well as the omnibus collection, The Longnook Overlook.  She also recently completed a volume of nonfiction about the genesis and meaning of the movie, The Night of the Hunter, whose origins can be traced back to her childhood hometown of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Her translations of Provençal, Latin and Classical Greek poetry have appeared in The American Voice, Literary Imagination, Pequod, Vanitas, The Washington Post Book World and the anthology, Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry. As a critic and independent scholar she has published in literary periodicals such as Agni, Arion, Boston Review, Partisan Review, PN Review, Raritan, Salmagundi, Threepenny Review and Yale Review. A collection of her essays and talks on prosody and translation is forthcoming from LongNookBooks.

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Journals: ,
Literary Imagination
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New Republic
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Paris Review
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Pequod
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Provincetown Arts
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Slate
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The Nation
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Western Humanities Review
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Yale Review

Translation

Anthologies:
Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry, poems by Sulpicia, translated from the Latin (Garland Publishing, 1994)
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Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry, poems by Sulpicia, translated from the Latin (Garland Publishing, 1994)
Journals:
Literary Imagination, a poem by Sappho, translated from the Greek
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Vanitas Magazine, a poem by Pindar, translated from the Greek
Prizes won: 

Discovery/The Nation Prize; Camargo Foundation Fellowship; Visting Artist, American Academy in Rome

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Clarksburg, WV
West Virginia
Raised in: 
Clarksburg, WV
West Virginia
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Last update: May 28, 2019