Mary Speaker

Mary Speaker

Mary Austin Speaker is a poet and book designer. She is currently Art Director of Milkweed Editions. Her first full-length collection, Ceremony, was selected by Matthea Harvey as winner of the 2012 Slope Editions book prize and was published in February 2013. Her second book, The Bridge, was published in January 2016 by Shearsman Books. She is the author of five chapbooks, and her poetry can be found in the Boston ReviewNew Orleans ReviewBig BellSubtropicsepiphanyIowa Review, High ChairSpork, and elsewhere. Mary has been poetry editor of the Indiana Review, taught creative writing and composition at Indiana University and Kirkwood Community College, was a Bartos Fellow at the United World College and taught at the Jackson Hole Writers Workshop. With Chris Martin and Sam Gould, she edits SOCIETY, a publication project about poetry and power. She also administrates the Great Twin Cities Poetry Read and edits a chapbook review column for Rain Taxi.