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Poet Laureate of Colorado, Mary Crow is the author of nine books, five of her own
poetry and four of translation.

Her books of poetry include the full length collections, I Have Tasted the Apple (1996) and Borders (1989) and the chapbooks, The High Cost of Living (2002), The Business of Literature (1981) and Going Home (1979). Her books of poetry translation include Engravings Torn from Insomnia: Poems by Olga Orozco (2002), Vertical Poetry: Recent Poems by Roberto Juarroz (1992), From the Country of Nevermore: Poems by Jorge Teillier (1990), Woman Who Has Sprouted Wings: Poems by Contemporary Latin American Women Poets (1987). Over 450 of her poems, translations, and essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies.

She has won a number of prizes including a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Creative Writing Award from the Fulbright Commission to read her poems in Yugoslavia, a poetry fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts, a Colorado Book Award, a Translation Award from Columbia University, Fulbright research awards to Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Venezuela, a National Endowment for the Humanities year-long seminar and two NEH summer seminars. In addition, she has served on the board of Associated Writing Programs, as President of the Writing Program Directors Council of AWP, as secretary-treasurer of the American Literary Translators Association, on the board of University Press of Colorado and BkMk Press of the University of Missouri/Kansas City, selection panels of the NEA and NEH, and as Director of Creative Writing at CSU.

Crow has read her poems in Yugoslavia and in Israel. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian. She has also read widely in the U. S., including the San Francisco State Poetry Center, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, Cleveland State University, Old Dominion University, Long Island University, the New York Public Library, the University of Colorado, and at the Aspen Writers Conference. She has been awarded writers residencies in the Czech Republic, Spain, and Israel as well as at Hedgebrook, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Djerassi, and the Wurlitzer Foundation in the U. S. Garrison Keillor read a poem of hers, Saturday Matinee, on the NPR program The Writer' s Almanac. A tape of Crow reading is
available through the American Poetry Archives of San Francisco State University.

 

Published Works

2002 The High Cost of Living, Pudding House (Chapbook of Poems).
2002 Engravings Torn from Insomnia: Poems by Olga Orozco, BOA Editions, Ltd. (Translations).
1996 I Have Tasted the Apple, BOA Editions, Ltd. (Poems).
1992 Vertical Poetry: Recent Poems by Roberto Juarroz, White Pine Press (Translations).
1990 From the Country of Nevermore: Poems by Jorge Teillier, Wesleyan University Press (Translations).
1989 Borders, BOA Editions, Ltd. (Poems).
1987 Woman Who Has Sprouted Wings: Poems by Contemporary Latin American Women Poets, 2nd Edition, Latin American Literary Review Press (Translations).
1981 The Business of Literature, Four Zoas (Chapbook of Poems).
1979 Going Home, Lynx House (Chapbook of Poetry).

250 poems in magazines, including American Poetry Review, North American Review, Prarie Schooner, Ploughshares, The Massachusetts Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry East, Nimrod, Willow Springs

200 translations in magazines, including American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The American Voice, Seneca Review, Pequod, Review: Latin American Literature and Art, Agni, Mänoa

 

 

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