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Mary Buchinger

Mary Buchinger Bodwell is the author of four collections of poetry, Navigating the Reach (forthcoming), einfühlung/in feeling (2018), Aerialist (2015, shortlisted for the May Swenson Poetry Award, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry, and the Perugia Press Prize), Roomful of Sparrows (2008, New Women’s Voices Series semi-finalist). Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Anastamos, Apogee, DIAGRAM, Gargoyle, Naugatuck River Review, Nimrod International, [PANK], Ruminate, Salamander, Salt Hill Journal, Slice Magazine, The Cortland Review, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. They have been anthologized in Gutters and Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle, Homesickness and Exile, The Quieting, Words to Cure the Tameness, and others. Her work has also been published internationally in journals in Australia, England, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. She was a featured reader at the Library of Congress, the Sugarfactory in Amsterdam, Le Poisson Rouge in New York, among other venues, and has received numerous poetry awards, including the Daniel Varoujan (judged by Marge Piercy), Firman Houghton, Cambridge Poetry Award, Charter Oak Award for Best Historical, Luminaire Award for Best Poetry, Poetry Society of Virginia’s Second Prize, First Runner-up for the Bright Hill Press Prize and the Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention for the Jane Lumley Prize, the Gretchen Warren Award, the Robert Warren Penn Award, and multiple Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations. Her poetry was chosen for MassPoetry’s Raining Poetry Project on Boston sidewalks. She’s been interviewed by editors at AGNI, Border Crossing, 3288 Review, and featured on the program Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer. She has served as a Cambridge Poetry Ambassador and currently is President of the New England Poetry Club (founded in 1915 by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Conrad Aiken) and on the Board of the Friends of the Longfellow House, where she coordinates the longest-running poetry reading series in the country. Buchinger grew up on a small farm in Michigan, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, South America, holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Boston University, and is Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts.