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Mary Szybist

Morgan S. O’Dell Professor of Humanities

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Mary Szybist is Associate Professor of English at Lewis & Clark College, and received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of two collections of poems, Granted (Alice James Books, 2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Incarnadine (Graywolf Press, 2013). 

Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Pushcart Prize Anthology, Virginia Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review,Tin House, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and other journals. Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the MacDowell Colony, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center.

Mary grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Virginia and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. She has called Portland home since 2004.


Poetry Writing


ENG 201: Intro to Poetry/Poetry Writing

ENG 401: Advanced Poetry Writing

Academic Credentials

M.F.A. 1996 University of Iowa, M.T. 1994. B.A. 1992 University of Virginia

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