Mary Morris


Santa Fe, NM 87501

Author's Bio

Mary Morris is the author of two books of poetry, most recently "Dear October" (2020) from Texas Review Press.  "Enter Water, Swimmer" a debut book of poems was also published by Texas Review Press, a member of Texas A&M University Consortium. The book was runner-up for the X.J. Kennedy Award. Her work has been published in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, Massachusetts Review, Poetry Daily, Rattle, Boulevard, and numerous other literary journals. She received the Rita Dove Award, Western Humanities Review Prize in Poetry, and the New Mexico Discovery Award. Mary Morris has been invited to read her poems at the Library of Congress, which was consequently aired on NPR. Mary is from Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma and studied poetry at Long Island University with Billy Collins.  She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact info:

Publications & Prizes

ENTER WATER, SWIMMER (Texas Review Press, 2018)
Prizes won: 

Poetry Daily

2019 winner of Western Humanities Review Mountain West Award

The Rita Dove Award

New Mexico Discovery AwardRunner-up for the X.J. Kennedy Award

Finalist for the Brittingham & Pollak Prize, Persea Book Prize & Perugia Press Prize

Scholarship to Recuersos Literary Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Oklahoma City, OK
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Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico
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Last update: Jan 14, 2021