& a bit of photography & prose
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"
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
Poets.org: "Fear of Drowning"
Two Peach: "Learning of Your Overdose"
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"
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 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
Mary's manuscript is a finalist for the 2023 Raz-Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry with University of Nebraska Press
Mary's manuscript is a two-time finalist for The Hudson Prize with Black Lawrence Press
Mary is a semifinalist for the 2023 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest
Mary's manuscript is a three-time finalist for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize with MSU Press
Mary is a featured reader with An Inconvenient Hour, a reading series in Chicago, IL
Three of Mary's poems are included in the INverse Poetry Archive
Mary's manuscript is a finalist for The Hudson Prize with Black Lawrence Press
Mary's manuscript is a two-time finalist for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize (Emerging) with MSU Press
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 teaches at Purdue University and lives in West Lafayette with her husband, son, and Boston Terrier named Bug.