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"Mary Parker's poems reveal, like bared trees, 'whole lives you may not have seen.' "
~ Fred Chappell, acclaimed writer
and Poet Laureate of North Carolina
"These are odd, beautiful poems by Mary Elizabeth Parker,
many story-telling, more with the logic of dreams or fairy tales."
~ author Robert Watson, professor emeritus,
University of North Carolino at Greenboro
"The Sex Girl is an amazingly mature first book of finely honed,
often startling images...this is a splendid collection of poetry."
~ Eve Shelnutt, Professor of English,
The College of the Holy Cross
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ONE POET'S PARADOX: WANTING TO BELIEVE
Rationalist atheist Mary Elizabeth Parker considers our need for "deep magic" ~ (10 pages)
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MARY ELIZABETH PARKER holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of North Carolina,
Greensboro, and lives outside Greensboro with her husband, Michael Dana, and their two hound pups, Gemma and Zeus.
She is originally from Muskegon, Michigan. Her books include the collection, The Sex Girl, winner of the Second Urthona Poetry Prize, William Blake series; and two chapbooks: That Stumbling Ritual and Breathing in a Foreign Country, winner of the 1993 Kinloch Rivers Memorial Competition.
Her work has appeared widely in journals and on the Internet, including publications such as Gettysburg Review, New Letters, Arts & Letters, Madison Review, Greensboro Review, Confrontation and Switched-on Gutenberg, among others. She has also been a featured poet at Poetry Daily, and has garnered many accolades for her poems. Her work has been anthologized.
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