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Mary Biddinger

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Mary Biddinger is the author of six poetry collections, most recently SMALL ENTERPRISE (Black Lawrence Press, 2015) and THE CZAR (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). Her poetry has recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, jubilat, Pleiades, and The Laurel Review, among others. She is the editor of the Akron Series in Poetry, and Professor of English at the University of Akron, where she teaches literature and creative writing and serves on the faculty of the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts. Biddinger is the recipient of a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship in poetry.


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What is your personal creative process normally like? How do you move from an idea to a finished piece?


My process is always frantic, so it’s a good thing that I’m a poet and can work in a compressed form. I do best when I jot down my thoughts before writing, so when I a...

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Mary Jan wrote: "Enjoyed your poem "Ordinary Citizens" on Verse Daily, Mary."

Thanks so much, Jan!


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Jan Enjoyed your poem "Ordinary Citizens" on Verse Daily, Mary.


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Kelly Moran Thanks for the add. Pleasure to meet a fellow author.
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message 3: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:09PM)

Daniel Mary, I just added your Prarie Fever to my to-read list.


message 2: by Mary (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:34AM)

Mary I love her! Those books just suck me in like no others. I remember reading Kitchen in its entirety one day when I was in Toronto--I just couldn't help myself.


message 1: by Bernadette (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:33AM)

Bernadette It's great to find another fan of Banana Yoshimoto!


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