Mary Koncel

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Mary Koncel is an American poet[1] who has published two books of poetry.

She was born and raised in Chicago and holds a BFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and MFA in English from MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She now lives in Worthington, Massachusetts with her husband. Koncel co-designed and teaches in the Writing Program of the Smith College School for Social Work. She is also a writing consultant to the Department of Public Health - AIDS Bureau in Boston, Massachusetts.

Grants and awards[edit]

She was also a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award.


  • Closer to the Day (1999) - Quale Press
  • You Can Tell The Horse Anything - Tupelo Press

Other publications - anthologies[edit]

  • The Party Train: A Collection of North American Prose Poetry
  • No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets (edited by Ray Gonzalez)
  • The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal
  • Real Things: An Anthology of Popular Culture in American Poetry
  • Ladies, Start Your Engines: Women Writing on Cars and on the Road

Journal publications[edit]

  • The Massachusetts Review
  • The Journal
  • The Illinois Review
  • key satch(el)
  • Denver Quarterly
  • The Prose Poem: An International Journal


  1. ^ "Worth Noting". Berkshire Eagle. December 11, 2004. Retrieved 21 April 2011.