Mary Stone Dockery


Author's Bio

First collection of poetry will be released by Woodley Press in 2012.
Two chapbooks are forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press and Kattywompus Press.

While I mainly consider myself a poet, I also write nonfiction and fiction. My work relies on sensual language and is often described as musical.

I also co-edit Stone Highway Review with poet Amanda Hash:
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Publications & Prizes

One Last Cigarette (Honest Publishing, 2013)
Mythology of Touch (Woodley Press, 2012)
Honey and Bandages (Folded Word, 2013)
The Dopamine Letters (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013)
Aching Buttons (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2012)
Blink Finch (Kattywompus Press, 2012)
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Blood Lotus
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Halfway Down the Stairs
Hobble Creek Review
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Jelly Bucket
Kill Author
Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century
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Prick of the Spindle
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Skidrow Penthouse
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The Medulla Review
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In 2011 I was a finalist in the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook prize and I received the Langston Hughes Award in Poetry. My nonfiction piece, "No Results Were Found" was an honorable mention with the New Millennium Writings contest. I have received two Pushcart nominations. Most recently, I received the Vic Contoski Award for fiction (first place) and for poetry (fourth place). My story "Smoking" was listed at StorySouth as a notable story of 2011. I also received an AWP Intro Journal Award in 2012.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Havoc by Kristy Bowen, Jimmy Lagowski Saves the World by Pat Pujolas, Domestic Apparition by Meg Tuite

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St. Joseph, MO
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Last update: Apr 19, 2013