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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maureen Tolman Flannery  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1947 in Worland, Wyoming

-- Maureen Tolman Flannery on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Flannery lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maureen Tolman Flannery, author of ''Secret of the Rising Up: Poems of Mexico'', and ''Remembered into Lif''e, has recently released her first anthology, ''Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places''. Born and raised on a Wyoming ranch, she works for a surgeon in Chicago, where she lives with her actor husband Dan and their four children. Maureen is an award-winning poet whose work has been selected for inclusion in thirty anthologies and over seventy-five literary and poetry journals, including ''Atlantic R''eview, ''Blue Mesa Re''view, ''Birmingham Poetry Review'', ''Evansville Review'', ''Karamu'', ''Owen Wister Review'', ''Pinyon Poetry'', ''spelunker flophouse'', and ''Green Hill Literary Lantern''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Secret of the Rising Up: Poems of Mexico (Poems in Place)
ISBN: 0934272506

John Gordon Burke Pub. 1998

Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places (An Anthology)
ISBN: 0934272611

John Gordon Burke Pub. 2000

Ancestors In The Landscape
ISBN: 0934272808

John Gordon Burke Pub. 2004

Book by Flannery, Maureen Tolman

A Fine Line
ISBN: 1933126051

Fractal Edge Press. 2004

A Fine Line is a collection of poems following the conception, pregnancy, birth, and early months of mothering, penned with the same flawless lines, wit, and insight of 2005 Pulitzer-nominee, Maureen Tolman Flannery. These poems provided the libretto of a musical play performed in October, 2004, by a company led by the author's reknowned thespian spouse, Dan Flannery.


Joanne Hirshfield Memorial Award-First

Illinois Art Award

Tallgrass Writers Award

Margin Contest

Sparrowgrass Award

New River Poets

Atlanta Review Contest

Speaking Engagements

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