Maryfrances Wagner

Poet

N/A
Independence, MO 64055-6930

Author's Bio

Maryfrances Wagner has taught creative and academic writing for over twenty years, taught workshops at all levels, served as President of The Writers Place and is currently chair of TWP Programming Committee and board secretary for KC Creates. She is co-editor of I-70 Review and co-edited Whirlybird Anthology of Greater Kansas City Writers. She has published six collections to include Salvatore's Daughter, Red Silk (Thorpe Menn Book Award winner for literary excellence), Light Subtracts Itself (A KC Star Notable book of the year), and Dioramas. She has edited or co-edited three anthologies and also served as co-editor of New Letters Review of Books.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Kansas City Outloud II (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2014)
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Imagination and Place: Cartography (Imagination and Place Press, 2013)
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In the Red, In the Black (Helicon Nine Editions, 2012)
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Imagination and Place: Seasonings (Imagination and Place Press, 2010)
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Imagination and Place: Ownership (Imagination and Place Press, 2009)
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Literature Across Cultures (Pearson Longman, 2008)
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Chance of a Ghost (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005)
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Bearing Witness (Zephyr Press, 2002)
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Memories and Memoirs (Helicon Nine Editions, 2000)
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The Dream Book (Syracuse University Press, 2000)
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The Dream Book (Schocken Books, 2000)
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Poets in the Houses (Helicon Nine Editions, 1997)
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Unsettling America (Penguin, 1994)
Books:
Dioramas (Mammoth Publications, 2015)
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Light Subtracts Itself (MidAmerica Press, 2008)
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Red Silk (Mid-America Press, 1999)
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Salvatore's Daughter (BookMark Press, 1995)
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Tonight Cicadas Sing (Mid-America Press, 1984)
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Bandaged Watermelons and Other Rusty Ducks (MidAmerica Press, 1978)
Chapbook:
Journals:
Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
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Birmingham Poetry Review
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Bluestem Magazine
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Coal City Review
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Connecticut River Review
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Downgo Sun
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Flint Hills Review
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Hiram Poetry Review
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I-70 Review
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Italian Americana
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Karamu
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Little Balkans Review
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Midwest Quarterly
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Nebraska Review
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River City Review
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Rockhurst Review
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Stone Highway Review
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The Medulla Review
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The Orange Room Review
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The Same
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Thorny Locust
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Voices in Italian Americana
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Wild Goose Poetry Review
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Wind
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Zingara Poet
Prizes won: 

Thorpe Menn Book Award for Literary Excellence for Red Silk;

Stanley Hanks contest for poetry.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Kansas City
Raised in: 
Kansas City, MO
Missouri
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Last update: Jan 03, 2018