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Mary Kinzie

Mary Kinzie is a poet, editor, critic, and teacher. She is the author of seven poetry collections, including Summers of Vietnam (Sheep Meadow), Autumn Eros (Knopf), Ghost Ship (Knopf), Drift (Knopf), and her latest collection of poems and lyrical essays, California Sorrow (Knopf). Two volumes of critical essays, The Cure of Poetry in an Age of Prose (Chicago) and The Judge Is Fury (University of Michigan “Poets on Poetry” series), were followed by A Poet’s Guide to Poetry (Chicago), her critical handbook on poetry and prosody.  Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, and the Folger Shakespeare Library’s O. B. Hardison Poetry Award, Kinzie teaches poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction at Northwestern University.

  • 2009