Mary Catherine Harper, originally from the drylands of Southwest Kansas—the edge of the Rockies, the expanse of the Four Corners desert—has made her home at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee rivers in Ohio and organizes and reads poetry at the yearly SwampFire Retreat of artists and writers at 4 Corners Gallery in Angola, Indiana. She has poems in The Comstock Review, Cold Mountain Review, Old Northwest Review, Pudding Magazine, SLAB, MidAmerica, Print-Oriented Bastards, and New England Review, and her poem “Muddy World” won the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize. Her Some Gods Don’t Need Saints chapbook was recently published.



As a professor of English at a small liberal arts college in Ohio, I work with people dedicated to helping students develop their intellectual and creative skills. I teach literature, creative writing, general writing, the structure of language, the pedagogy of language arts teaching, and the interdisciplinary study of global cultural issues.


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