Mary Jo Bang
Mary Jo Bang
|Born||October 22, 1946|
Waynesville, Missouri, USA
|Alma mater||Northwestern University |
Polytechnic of Central London
Bang grew up in Ferguson, Missouri. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's and Master's in sociology, from the Polytechnic of Central London with a Bachelor's in Photography, and from Columbia University, with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry). She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Awards and recognitions
- RHINO Translation Prize (with Yuki Tanaka), 2020
- Gulf Coast Prize in Translation, 2018
- Berlin Prize Fellowship, 2015
- American Library Association Notable Book, 2013
- American Poets Notable Book, 2012
- Paumanok Poetry Award, 2010
- 100 Notable Books of 2008
- Publishers Weekly; "2007 Best Books of the Year" St. Louis Post-Dispatch; "Most Recommended" National Book
- National Book Critics Circle Award, 2007
- Washington University Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2007
- Bellagio Foundation Fellowship 2007
- Finalist, Anna Akhmatova Award 2006
- Bogliosco Foundation Fellowship 2005
- Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award 2005 (Fannie Howe, Judge) & 2002 (Brenda Hillman, Judge)
- Guggenheim Fellowship 2004
- Linda Hull Award, 2004
- Pushcart Prize 2003
- "Louise in Love" listed in: "Notable Books in 2001" National Book Critics Circle; "Best Books of 2001" St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- University of Georgia’s Contemporary Poets Series Competition 2000 (Mark Strand, Judge)
- Hodder Fellowship, Princeton University 1999-2000
- Chateau Lavigny Fellowship 1999
- Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer's Award 1998
- Yaddo Fellowship 1998
- "Apology for Want" listed in “Notable Books in 1997” by the National Book Critics Circle
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellowship, 1997
- Katharine Bakeless Nason Publication Prize 1996 (Edward Hirsh, Judge)
- MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 1996
- "Discovery" The Nation Poetry Award 1995
- Honorable Mention, Academy of American Poets Poetry Competition, 1995 (Robert Pinsky, Judge)
- Columbia University School of the Arts Dean's Award, 1994
- Bang, Mary Jo (1997). Apology for want. UPNE.
- Louise In Love. Grove Press. 2001. ISBN 978-0-8021-3760-9.
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- The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of the Swans. University of Georgia Press. March 2001. ISBN 978-0-8203-2292-6.
- The Eye Like a Strange Balloon. Grove Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-8021-4157-6.
- Elegy. Graywolf Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1-55597-483-1.
- The Bride of E: Poems. Graywolf Press. 2009. ISBN 9781555975395.
- The Inferno (2013)
- Let's Say Yes: Chapbook (2011)
- Her Head in a Rabbit Hole: Chapbook (2006)
- The Last Two Seconds: Poems (2015)
- A Doll for Throwing: Poems (2017)
- Eskapaden. Selected Poems. German/Engl. (Luxbooks, Wiesbaden 2010)
List of poems
|All through the night||2013||Bang, Mary Jo (December 2, 2013). "All through the night". The New Yorker. Vol. 89, no. 39. pp. 42–43.|
- "The Diary of a Lost Girl"; "The Penguin Chiaroscuro"; "The Medicinal Cotton Clouds Come Down to Cover Them"; "Dark Smudged the Path Untrammeled"; "A Hurricranium, He Said"; "Speech is Designed to Persuade", Jacket 12
- "The Cruel Wheel Turns Twice". The Paris Review. Fall–Winter 2005. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07.
- "So, So It Begins Means It Begins". The New Yorker. March 30, 2009.
- Heather McHugh; David Lehman, eds. (2007). "The Opening". The Best American Poetry 2007. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-9972-5.
- Lyn Hejinian; David Lehman, eds. (2004). "The Eye like a Strange Balloon Mounts Towards Infinity". The Best American Poetry 2004. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-5757-2.
- John Tranter; John Kinsella; Tracy Ryan, eds. (2002). "Don't Know Why There's No Sun Up in the Sky Stormy Weather". Salt an International Journal of Poetry and Poetics. Salt Publishing. ISBN 978-1-876857-47-9.