Mary Leader

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For the author, see Mary Bartlet Leader.

Mary Leader (born 1948 Pawnee, Oklahoma is a poet, and former Assistant Attorney General of Oklahoma.


She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1975, with a J.D. in 1980, from Warren Wilson College with a M.F.A. in 1991, and from Brandeis University with a Ph.D. in 2000. She taught at Warren Wilson College, Emory University, Louisiana State University, the University of Memphis, and Brandeis University. She teaches at Purdue University.[1] [2]





The Penultimate Suitor, which received the Iowa Poetry Prize this year, follows through on its predecessor's promise--it soars whimsically around the relationship between love and fine art, dabbles in traditional form, and generally gives the impression that the poet is having a really good time, as is charmingly evident on the first page of the book...[3]


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