Poet & Educator
Mary is a seasoned poet and gifted essayist. She has been published in numerous journals and is also the author of four chapbooks: Twenty-First Century Flint (2 River), A Girl (Pudding House), The Sweet and Low Down (Antrim House) and The World That Is (Red Ochre Press). Mary was a finalist in the Hill-Stead Museum's Poetry Contest, and she won first prize in the Lucy Cady Lamphier Contest. Mary has also been a passionate and dedicated teacher for decades. She has taught at every level, from public high school to Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She is an associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College and has taught in the Language and Thinking program at Bard College at Simon's Rock. She also teaches “Writing as Meditation” workshops. Mary has helped a multitude of aspiring writers to find their voice and style and to have confidence to reinvent the rules.