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Mary Gannon

Mary Gannon has worked in the literary nonprofit field for over fifteen years. Most recently she was Editorial Director of Poets & Writers, Inc., where she oversaw the production of pw.org and the publication of Poets & Writers Magazine, for which she served as Editor from 2004 to 2009. Under her leadership the magazine was awarded the Eddie Award for Magazine Editorial Excellence and was nominated for an Independent Press Award for arts coverage. As a journalist, Mary has profiled a diverse range of American writers for Poets & Writers Magazine, including poets Anne Carson, Norman Dubie, Major Jackson, and Sarah Manguso. Her reviews of poetry collections have been published in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, Poetry International, and Chelsea Magazine. She has served as judge for numerous poetry prizes given by organizations such as the Colorado Council for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Bronx Council for the Arts. She was a founding member of the Brooklyn Literary Council, which launched and continues to organize the Brooklyn Book Festival, and she presently serves on its poetry programming committee. Mary is also a poet and has published work in numerous literary magazines, including the Antioch Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Paris Review, Passages North, Washington Square, and SHADE, among others. She received her MFA degree in poetry from Arizona State University in Tempe, where she was awarded a Swarthout Prize in Writing, and a BA degree in English from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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