Mary Morris is the author of three books of poetry: Enter Water, Swimmer (runner-up for the X. J. Kennedy Prize); Dear October (winner of the New Mexico Book Award); and Late Self-Portraits, (winner of the Wheelbarrow Books Prize, MSU Press, selected by Leila Chatti). Her poems have been published in Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, The Los Angeles Review, Poetry Northwest, Arts & Letters, Boulevard, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She is the recipient of the Rita Dove Award, Western Humanities Review Mountain West Prize, the New Mexico Discovery Award, the 2021 National Federation Press Women’s Book Award, the 2021 New Mexico Book Award, and finalist for the 2021 International Book Award. Mary has also been invited to read her poems at the Library of Congress, which aired on National Public Radio.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Mary also studied poetry at Long Island University and received a full scholarship at the Southwest Literary Foundation. Mary lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, writes book reviews, and has taught poetry privately and in schools.