Mary Stewart Hammond was reared in Roanoke, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland. Her book, Out of Canaan, published by W.W. Norton, received the Great Lakes Colleges Association's “Best First Collection of Poetry” Award. She has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Other awards include MacDowell Colony and Yaddo fellowships and a Writer's Community Poet-in-Residence fellowship.
Her poems have appeared in many magazines and journals including American Poetry Review, The American Voice, The Atlantic Monthly, Barrow Street, Boulevard, Field, The Gettysburg Review, The New Criterion, The New England Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review. Mary Stewart’s poems have been reprinted in many anthologies and textbooks. (See "Books.")
Recent poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Barrow Street, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, The Southwest Review, The Yale Review, and the inside back page of The New York Times Book Review. She has work forthcoming in Poetry: An Introduction, Seventh Edition (ed. Michael Meyer), and in The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Tenth Edition (ed. Michael Meyer). Mary Stewart's next collection of poems, Entering History, will be published by W.W. Norton in October 2016.
Mary Stewart has read and conducted workshops throughout the Midwest and the South. She lives in New York City, where she teaches master classes in poetry through the New York Writers Workshop and works privately as a consultant on book manuscripts.
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