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Mary Ardery

Poetry
& a bit of photography & prose

Books

PUBLICATIONS

SELECTED ONLINE

Cider Press Review: "When I Saw Wings" (forthcoming)

Passages North: "Outcomes"

The Indianapolis Review: Two Poems

The Hopper: "The Darkest Time of the Year"

Twyckenham Notes: Four Poems

New Ohio Review Online: "Compassion Fatigue"

EcoTheo: "Afterward"

Moist Poetry Journal: "Song of the River in Winter"

Bear Review: "Portrait of Wilderness Rehab as The Things They Carried"

Sonora Review: "They're Not Lying When They Tell You You'll Dream of the Dead II"

Baltimore Review: "Kawana Campsite"

Porter House Review: "Missing"

SWWIM: "Portrait of Wilderness Rehab as Terrarium"

Cold Mountain Review: Two Poems

Cincinnati Review's "miCRo" series: "Assistant Guide" (autofiction)

Missouri Review's "Poem of the Week": "Is This What People Mean?"

Miracle Monocle: Three Poems

The Indianapolis Review: Featured Artist (photography)

Poets.org: "Fear of Drowning"

Two Peach: "Learning of Your Overdose"

Boudin: "Trying to Make the 2.5-Hour Drive to the Trailhead Before Rain" (nonfiction)

Parks & Points: "Hiking Uphill" (nonfiction)

 

SELECTED PRINT

Beloit Poetry Journal: Two Poems

River Styx: "Little Lost Cove"

Salamander: "Moving to a Tourist Town"

Poet Lore: "Snowed in at Base Camp on Valentine's Day"

Best New Poets 2021: "Fourth-Grade Soundtrack" 

Wayfinding anthology: Two Poems

december: "Portrait of My Grandfather on Rewind"

FOLIO: "They're Not Lying When They Tell You You'll Dream of the Dead III"

The Sun: "Books: Rare, Medium, Well Done" (photography)

Salt Hill: "Portrait of Wilderness Rehab with Omen"

Prairie Schooner: "What Could Have Been"

Fairy Tale Review: "When I Bring You Home"

RHINO: "They're Not Lying When They Tell You You'll Dream of the Dead"

In The Press

NEWS

FEBRUARY 2024

Mary's manuscript is a finalist for the 2023 Cowles Poetry Prize with Southeast Missouri State University Press

Mary's manuscript is a four-time finalist for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize with MSU Press

OCTOBER 2023

Mary's manuscript is a finalist for the 2023 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize

 

Mary's manuscript is a semifinalist for the 2023 Richard Snyder Prize with Ashland Poetry Press

AUGUST 2023

Mary's manuscript is a finalist for the 2023 Raz-Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry with University of Nebraska Press

JUNE 2023

Mary's manuscript is a two-time finalist for The Hudson Prize with Black Lawrence Press

APRIL 2023

Mary is a semifinalist for the 2023 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest

MARCH 2023

Mary's manuscript is a three-time finalist for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize with MSU Press

SEPTEMBER 2022

Mary is a featured reader with An Inconvenient Hour, a reading series in Chicago, IL

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AUGUST 2022

Three of Mary's poems are included in the INverse Poetry Archive

JUNE 2022

Mary's manuscript is a finalist for The Hudson Prize with Black Lawrence Press

 

 

 

ABOUT

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Mary Ardery was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned degrees from DePauw University (B.A.) and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (M.F.A.), where she won an Academy of American Poets Prize, directed the 2019 Little Grassy Literary Festival, and served as an Assistant Editor for Crab Orchard Review. Other work experience includes camp counseling, catering, painting dorm rooms, harvesting vineyards, leading therapeutic wilderness expeditions, teaching college-level creative writing and composition, and serving patrons at a public library. The recipient of a Lifelong Arts fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission, Mary currently lives and works in West Lafayette, Indiana with her husband, son, and Boston Terrier named Bug.

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