Mary Morris is the author of three books of poetry: Enter Water, Swimmer; Dear October; and Late Self-Portraits, forthcoming from Mich- igan State University Press (selected by Leila Chatti for the Wheelbarrow Books Prize). Her poems have been published in Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, The Los Angeles Review, Poetry Northwest, Arts & Letters, Boulevard, and Poetry 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.