Gail Mazur

Gail Mazur is the author of Land’s End: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2020); Figures in a Landscape (University of Chicago Press, 2011); Zeppo’s First Wife: New & Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2005), which won the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award; and They Can’t Take That Away from Me (University of Chicago Press, 2001), a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry.

The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the Radcliffe Institute, Mazur served as the senior distinguished writer in residence at Emerson College from 1995 to 2016 and is the founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, a weekly poetry reading series that she ran for twenty-nine years. She currently teaches in Boston University’s MFA program in creative writing and serves on both the writing committee and the advisory board at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.