Mary Kinzie Professor of English, Director of the English Major in Writing

Mary Kinzie, poet and critic, M.A. Johns Hopkins University, Writing Seminars (fiction), Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, English. Author of seven poetry collections, including Summers of VietnamAutumn Eros, and her recent collection of poems and lyrical essaysCalifornia Sorrow (Knopf). Two volumes of critical essays, The Cure of Poetry in an Age of Prose (Chicago) and The Judge Is Fury (University of Michigan "Poets on Poetry" series), were followed by A Poet's Guide to Poetry  (Chicago), a critical handbook on poetry and prosody. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, and the Folger Shakespeare Library's O. B., Hardison Poetry Award. She teaches poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Publications

California Sorrow
California Sorrow (Knopf, 2007)
Drift: Poems
Drift: Poems (Knopf, 2003)
A Poet's Guide to Poetry
A Poet's Guide to Poetry (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
Ghost Ship: Poems
Ghost Ship: Poems (Knopf, 1996)
Summers of Vietnam and Other Poems (Sheep Meadow, 1990)
Tales of Arturo Vivante (Sheep Meadow, 1990)
Threshold of the Year (Univ of Missouri Pr, 1982)
Prose for Borges (Northwestern University Press, 1974)