The Poet and the Poem
Featured Mary Morris
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Mary Morris is the author of three books of poetry; the most recent, Late Self-Portraits, was selected by Leila Chatti for the Wheelbarrow Books Prize. Earlier collections include Enter Water, Swimmer (runner-up for the X.J. Kennedy Prize) and Dear October (winner of the New Mexico Book Award). Her poems have been published in North American Review, Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She received the Rita Dove Award, Western Humanities Review Writer's Prize, New Mexico Discovery Award, and the National Federation Press Women's Communication Award, and was a finalist for the International Book Awards. Most recently, Kwame Dawes selected her work for American Life in Poetry from the Poetry Foundation. Mary has taught poetry in the schools, privately, and in small groups. She is also a dyslexia specialist.