MARY BIDDINGER teaches literature and poetry writing at The University of Akron, where she edits Barn Owl Review, the Akron Series in Poetry, and the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Bat City Review, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Redivider, and Quarterly West, among others. She is the author of the poetry collection Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), and the chapbook Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). Her third full-length book, A Sunny Place with Adequate Water, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2014.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
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"Biddinger crisply narrates these memorable tales that entwine horror and sensual discovery, using deft rhythms, head-snapping line breaks, and highly original imagery."
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"With equal parts wit and wisdom, Mary Biddinger’s O Holy Insurgency does what all good poetry does: she entertains while demonstrating both social and personal awareness; she rouses, comforts, and frightens the reader (often in the same poem) in the best way possible. Sometimes surreal, always poignant, Biddinger’s lyricism transcends the whitewash of contemporary verse and gives us something both familiar and new."