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Author: Mary Mackey

Mary Mackey received a BA from Harvard and a PhD in Comparative Literature from The University of Michigan. Her published works include eight collections of poetry, four from Marsh Hawk Press—THE JAGUARS THAT PROWL OUR DREAMS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1974 TO 2018 (2018), winner of the 2019 Eric Hoffer Prize for the Best Book Published by a Small Press; TRAVELERS WITH NO TICKET HOME (2014); SUGAR ZONE (2011); and BREAKING THE FEVER (2006)—and fourteen novels, one of which made The New York Times Bestseller list. She is the winner of the 2012 Oakland PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Featured four times on The Writer's Almanac, her poems have been praised by Maxine Hong Kingston, Wendell Berry, Jane Hirsfield, D. Nurkse, Ron Hansen, Dennis Schmitz, and Marge Piercy for their beauty, precision, originality, and extraordinary range. Mackey's works have been translated into twelve foreign languages including Japanese, Hebrew, Greek, Russian, and Finnish. A co-founder of the Feminist Writers Guild with Adrienne Rich and Susan Griffin, and co- founder of the California State University Sacramento Creative Writing Program, she is past president of the West Coast branch of PEN, a Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and Professor Emeritus of English at CSUS. For over twenty-five years, she has been traveling to Brazil with her husband, Angus Wright, who writes about land reform and environmental issues. Her literary papers are archived in the Sophia Smith Special Collections Library, Northampton, MA. Her collection of rare editions of small press poetry books authored by Northern California poets is archived in the Smith College Mortimer Rare Book Collection.

Breaking the Fever
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Breaking the Fever

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. "Most poets seem to write poetry with the will, relentlessly suppressing every part of themselves that isn't ecstatic. Mary Mackey writes as a whole person-mind and senses-and the poems are marvelous"—Dennis Nurkse. Mackey's new collection o...

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The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1974 to 2018
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The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1974 to 2018

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. Winner of the 2019 Eric Hoffer Prize for the Best Book Published by a Small Press. In THE JAGUARS THAT PROWL OUR DREAMS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1974 to 2018, Mary Mackey writes of life, death, love, and passion with intensity and grace. Her ...

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Sugar Zone
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Sugar Zone

Marsh Hawk Press

Poetry. "In SUGAR ZONE Mary Mackey takes you on a fascinating journey to the interior, somewhere between Saint Theresa's Inner Castle and the thicket of Eros—but also a place of desperate actuality, even if it is 'on the other side of the world.' Ma...

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Travelers with No Ticket Home
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Travelers with No Ticket Home

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Poetry. In this stunning new collection, Mackey offers her readers fifty-eight intensely lyrical poems written with the same skill and passion that made her previous collection Sugar Zone winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. Complex...

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