Maura Stanton

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Maura Stanton (born September 9, 1946), is an American poet, and writer.


Maura Stanton was born to Joseph Stanton, a salesman, and Wanda Haggard Stanton, a nurse, in Evanston, Illinois. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1969, and her M.F.A. in 1971 from the University of Iowa.[1]

She married Richard Cecil in 1972. She has taught at the State University of New York at Cortland (1972–1973), the University of Richmond (1973–1977), Humboldt State University (1977–1978), the University of Arizona (1978–1982), and Indiana University, since 1982. She was also named as the distinguished author in residence at Mary Washington College for the 1981–1982 academic year.[2][3]

Her first book of poetry, SNOW ON SNOW, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1975, and was reissued by Carnegie-Mellon University Press in 1993 as part of its contemporary classics series. Her second book, CRIES OF SWIMMERS, was published by the University of Utah Press in 1984 and was reissued by Carnegie-Mellon University Press in 1991. Her work appeared in Ploughshares.[4]


  • Lawrence Foundation Prize in Fiction from Michigan Quarterly Review in 1982
  • Frances Steloff Fiction Prize in 1975
  • National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1974 and 1982
  • 1998 Nelson Algren Awards "Ping-Pong"
  • 2001 Richard Sullivan Award in Short Fiction
  • 2003 Michigan Literary Fiction Award


Poetry books[edit]

  • Snow on Snow. Yale University Press. January 1, 1975.
  • Cries of Swimmers. University of Utah Press. January 1, 1984. ISBN 978-0-88748-124-6.
  • Tales of the Supernatural. David R Godine. October 1988. ISBN 978-0-87923-750-9.
  • Glacier Wine. Carnegie Mellon Press. January 2001. ISBN 978-0-88748-340-0.
  • Life Among the Trolls. Carnegie Mellon Press. April 1998. ISBN 978-0-88748-267-0.
  • Immortal Sofa. University of Illinois Press. July 28, 2008. ISBN 978-0-252-07580-3.

Short story books[edit]




Ploughshares[dead link][edit]


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