Mary Warren Foulk


Amherst, MA
Massachusetts US

Author's Bio

Mary Warren Foulk (she/her) has been published in Palette Poetry, Fjords Review, The Hollins Critic, Pine Hills Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, and The Midwest Quarterly, among other publications. Her work also has appeared in Who’s Your Mama? The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers (Soft Skull Press), (M)othering Anthology (Inanna Publications), and My Loves: A Digital Anthology of Queer Love Poems (Ghost City Press). Her chapbook, If I Could Write You a Happier Ending, was selected by dancing girl press (2021) for their annual series featuring women poets. Her manuscript Erasures of My Coming Out (Letter) won first place in The Poetry Box’s 2021 chapbook contest. Her manuscript The Show Must Go On was a finalist for the 2021 Gival Press Poetry Award, and the Inlandia Institute’s 2022 Hillary Gravendyk Prize, and a semi-finalist for the Word Works' 2022 Washington Prize. It is forthcoming from Fernwood Press, summer 2024. She recently won the "Teach! Write! Play!" fellowship to the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and her poem "The Inventory of Fumbling" received first place honors. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Gay & Lesbian Review, North American Review, The Poetry Cafe, and The Penmen Review.

Publications & Prizes

The Show Must Go On (Fernwood Press, 2024)
Erasures of My Coming Out (Letter) (Poetry Box, 2021)
If I Could Write You a Happier Ending (Dancing Girl Press, 2021)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Leslie Ullman, Betsy Sholl, Natasha Saje, Mary Ruefle, Jen Bervin, Kathleen Graber, Marianne Boruch, Rebecca Lindenberg, Gail Thomas, Sarah Levine, Kate Senecal, Carolyn Zaikowski, Joy Baglio, Michael Favala Goldman, Caroline Belle Stewart, Liz Bedell, Lucille Clifton, Mo O'Connor, Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, Anne Carson, Chen Chen, Mark Doty, Jean Valentine, Kay Ryan, Marie Howe, Susan Howe, Layli Long Soldier, Solmaz Sharif, Heather McHugh, Annie Lighthart, Aracelis Girmay, Tracy K. Smith, Vievee Francis, June Jordan, Adrienne Rich, Rachel Zucker, Ellen Bass, Ross Gay, Li-Young Lee, Audre Lorde, Frank O'Hara, Cynthia Weiner, Jessica Cuello, Anne Myles, Susan Foster, Caleb Curtiss, so so many more...
What I'm reading now: 
Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections by Arielle Greenberg & Rachel Zucker, Little Soul and the Selves by Leslie Ullman, The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard, The Art of Description by Mark Doty

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Children, LGBTQ, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Parents, Schools, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Women
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Wilmington, DE
Raised in: 
Wilmington, DE
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Last update: Dec 17, 2023