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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Biddinger  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: Freemont, California

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Illinois Connection

Mary Biddinger was raised in Chicago, Illinois and now lives in Akron Ohio.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Biddinger directs the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and teaches at the University of Akron.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Prairie Fever
ISBN: 0974326461

Steel Toe Books. 2007

Mary Biddinger is a beguiling shape-shifter, one who suffuses her writing with electricity and alacrity of language. I marvel at the elegant architecture and scope of each poem. The veritable menagerie of animals that visit these pages simply enchants: zebras, rhinos, marabou, goldfish, bears, and banana spiders. These poems bite and scare, ravish and delight. Prairie Fever showcases a beautiful mind, a beautiful debut. -- Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Miracle Fruit and At the Drive-in Volcano.

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