mary jo bang Mary Jo Bang

Mary Jo Bang is the author of six previous books of poetry, including “Elegy,” winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also published a celebrated translation of Dante’s “Inferno.” She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. Her most recent poetry collection, “A Doll for Throwing,” comes out in August 2017 from Graywolf Press.

News and Reviews:

Starred Review: “A Doll for Throwing” (Publishers Weekly)
Poetry in Action: Six contemporary poets share the process behind their poems (The New York Times)
The best poetry books of 2015 (The New York Times)
Writers define poetry’s role in today’s society (St. Louis Public Radio)
Q&A: Mary Jo Bang’s translation of “Inferno” offers a fresh taste of hell (PBS NewsHour)

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