Mary Stewart Hammond


New York, NY 10128

Author's Bio

Mary Stewart Hammond’s poems have appeared in many magazines and journals including The Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, The American Voice, The Atlantic Monthly, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Field, The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Criterion, The New England Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Southwest Review, The Yale Review, and have been included in many anthologies and textbooks.

Mary Stewart Hammond’s first book, Out of Canaan, published by W.W. Norton, received the Great Lakes Colleges Association's “New Writers Award for Poetry.” She has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize. Other awards include MacDowell Colony and Yaddo fellowships and a Writer's Community Poet-in-Residence fellowship. Her new collection of poems, Entering History, was published by W.W. Norton in October 2016.

Mary Stewart Hammond has read and conducted workshops throughout the Midwest and the South. She lives in New York City, where she teaches master classes in poetry through the New York Writers Workshop and works privately as a consultant on book manuscripts.

Publications & Prizes

The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology (Persea Books, 2012)
The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Ninth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011)
Poetry: An Introduction, Sixth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010)
Women's Work - Modern Women Poets Writing in English, Eva Salzman and Amy Wack, Editors (Poetry Wales Press, 2008)
Between the Lines - A History of "Poetry" in Letters, Jospeh Parisi and Stephen Young, Editors (W. W. Norton & Company, 2006)
Sustenance & Desire: A Food Lover's Anthology of Sensuality and Humor (Godine, 2004)
Sweet Jesus: Poems About the Ultimate Icon (Anthology Press, 2002)
Inventions of Farewell: A Book of Elegies (W. W. Norton & Company, 2001)
Where Books Fall Open (Godine, 2001)
The KGB Bar Book of Poems (Harper Collins, 2000)
Stone and Steel (Godine, 1998)
Eternal Light: Grandparent Poems: A Twentieth Century American Selection, Jason Schinder, Editor (Harcourt Brace, 1995)
Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals for Love and Marriage (Viking, 1989)
Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals for Love and Marriage, Eleanor Munro, Editor (Viking/Penguin, 1989)
Entering History (W. W. Norton & Company, 2016)
Out of Canaan (W. W. Norton & Company, 1991)
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Baltimore, MD
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Last update: May 20, 2019