Mary Szybist

Mary Szybist grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and earned her BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Szybist is the author of Incarnadine (Graywolf Press, 2013), winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry, and Granted (Alice James Books, 2003), winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books and the 2004 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award as well as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. 

Szybist is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. She is an associate professor of English at Lewis & Clark College and lives in Portland, Oregon.