Mary Jo Salter
|Mary Jo Salter|
August 15, 1954|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Alma mater||Harvard University Cambridge University|
Salter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was raised in Detroit and Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.A. from Harvard University in 1976 and her M.A. from Cambridge University in 1978. In 1976, she participated in the Glascock Prize contest.
She has two daughters, Emily and Hilary Leithauser.
Books of poetry
- Henry Purcell in Japan, Knopf, 1985, ISBN 978-0-394-53657-6
- Unfinished Painting, Knopf, 1989, ISBN 978-0-394-57417-2, Lamont Selection for that year's most distinguished second volume of poetry
- Sunday Skaters, A.A. Knopf, 1994, ISBN 978-0-679-43109-1, nominated in 1994 for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Knopf)
- A Kiss in Space, Knopf, 1999, ISBN 978-0-375-40531-0
- Open Shutters, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003, ISBN 978-1-4000-4008-7, named a "notable book of the year" by The New York Times
- A Phone Call to the Future: New and Selected Poems
- Nothing by Design, Knopf, 2013, ISBN 978-0-385-34979-6
- The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
- Falling Bodies (2004)
- The Moon Comes Home (1989)
- 1981: The Frost Place poet in residence
- 1995–1996: Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
- 1989: Lamont Poetry Prize for the year’s most distinguished second volume of poetry - Unfinished Painting
- 2003: Open Shutters named a "notable book of the year" by The New York Times
- 2004: Meribeth E. Cameron Faculty Award for Scholarship
- "Welcome to The Norton Anthology Of Poetry". Wwnorton.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- "About | The Common". Thecommononline.org. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
- A Phone Call to the Future: New and Selected Poems. Random House Digital, Inc. 2009. ISBN 978-0-375-71156-5.
- "The Achiever". The New York Times.
- Johns Hopkins biography of Salter
- Married Poets Craft Love Poems by the Clock
- Library of Congress National Book Festival biography of Salter
- Blue Flower Arts biography of Salter
- Mount Holyoke College biography of Salter
- Smith College biography of Salter
- Borzoi interview