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 Vietnam, Autumn 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.