& a bit of photography & prose
Bear Review: "Portrait of Wilderness Rehab as The Things They Carried" (forthcoming)
Rise Up Review: "They're Not Lying When They Tell You You'll Dream of the Dead" (reprint) and "Blood Clots"
Baltimore Review: "Kawana Campsite"
Porter House Review: "Missing"
Academy of American Poets: "Fear of Drowning"
Up North Lit: "This One Had A Sweet Tooth"
Atticus Review: "What the River Wants"
Two Peach: "Learning of Your Overdose"
Poet Lore: "Snowed-In at Base Camp on Valentine's Day" (forthcoming)
FOLIO: "They're Not Lying When They Tell You You'll Dream of the Dead III" (forthcoming)
Chautauqua: "The Red Sea" (forthcoming)
december: "Portrait of My Grandfather on Rewind" (forthcoming)
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 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 reads at the virtual Adroit Staff Open Mic
Mary's poem "Fire" is named a finalist for Indiana Review's 2020 1/2 K Prize
Mary's manuscript is named a semifinalist by YesYes Books for the 2020 Pamet River Prize
Mary becomes a Poetry Reader for The Adroit Journal
"The Woman in the Woods" is now a video poem, read aloud by J. Fergus and filmed
by Sunny Strader
Mary successfully defends her Master of Fine Arts thesis at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Mary studies with Gabrielle Calvocoressi at the Tin House Winter Workshop
Mary is named a finalist for the Missouri Review's 2019 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in Poetry
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 Tippecanoe County Public Library and lives in West Lafayette, IN with her husband and their Weimaraner named Daisy.