Mary Quade

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Mary Quade (born October 21, 1971) is an American writer of poetry and nonfiction. In 2003, her poetry collection Guide to Native Beasts won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize, chosen by judge Marilyn Krysl.[1] Her second collection, Local Extinctions, was published in 2016 by Gold Wake Press. She earned her A.B. from the University of Chicago and her M.F.A. from The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.[2] Her work has been awarded an Oregon Literary Fellowship (2001)[3] and three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards (Poetry 2006, Poetry 2010, Prose 2014). She is an Associate Professor of English at Hiram College where she teaches creative writing.


  • Local Extinctions (Gold Wake Press, 2016)
  • Guide to Native Beasts (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2004)


  • Joyce Dyer, Jennifer Cognard-Black, Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, eds. (2016) From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines. Michigan State University.
  • Jen Hirt, Erin Murphy, eds. (2016). Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers. SUNY.
  • Okla Elliot, Hannah Stephenson, eds. (2015). New Poetry from the Midwest 2014. New American Press.
  • H.L. Hix, ed. (2008). New Voices: Contemporary Poetry from the United States. Irish Pages.
  • Karen Y. Olsen, ed (2005). On the Wing: American Poems of Air and Space Flight.


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