& a bit of photography & prose
The Hopper: "The Darkest Time of the Year"
Twyckenham Notes: Four Poems
New Ohio Review Online: "Compassion Fatigue"
Moist Poetry Journal: "Song of the River in Winter"
Baltimore Review: "Kawana Campsite"
Porter House Review: "Missing"
Cold Mountain Review: Two Poems
Miracle Monocle: Three Poems
Academy of American Poets: "Fear of Drowning"
Two Peach: "Learning of Your Overdose"
Beloit Poetry Journal: Two Poems (forthcoming)
River Styx: "Little Lost Cove" (forthcoming)
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"
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"
Mary's manuscript is a two-time finalist for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize (Emerging) with MSU Press
Mary's micro-review of Amy Woolard's Neck of the Woods (Alice James Books, 2020) is published on Southern Indiana Review's "Meter Reader"
Mary's poem is selected for Best New Poets 2021, guest edited by Kaveh Akbar
Mary's manuscript is a finalist for the 2021 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize (Emerging) with MSU Press
Mary reads at the virtual Parks & Points event to celebrate the Wayfinding anthology
Mary is a finalist for the Scotti Merrill Award to the Key West Literary Seminar
Mary's piece "Assistant Guide" is nominated for Best Microfiction by Cincinnati Review
Mary Ardery is originally from Bloomington, IN. She earned degrees from DePauw University (BA) and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (MFA), 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, and teaching creative writing and composition at the college level. Currently, she works for the Tippecanoe County Public Library and teaches at Purdue University. She lives in West Lafayette, IN with her husband and dogs, Daisy and Bug.