Mary Jo Bang 
Author

Poems

Original

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C Is for Cher english

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E Is Everywhere english

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In the Present and Probable Future english

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Girls Dress Well to Stave Off Chaos english

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The Star's Whole Secret english

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Louise In Love english

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Catastrophe Theory IV english

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Mrs. Autumn and Her Two Daughters english

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The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity english

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Worse english

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Mary Jo Bang 
Author

* 22.10.1946, Ferguson, United States
lives in: St. Louis, United States

The poet Mary Jo Bang grew up in Ferguson, Missouri. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri where she is working at Washington University as a professor of English and as the director of the Creative Writing Program. She was awarded numerous prizes and fellowships, such as a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellowship in 1997, a Yaddo Fellowship in 1998 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. Her poems got published in various magazines like the New York Times, the Harvard Review, the New American Writing and in several anthologies like Best American Poetry. She is the recipient of various awards, including a Pushcart Prize. In 2007 she received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her book Elegy, which was estimated by the New York Times to be one of the most important books of the year. She was the poetry co-editor of the Boston Review from 1995 to 2005.

Bang contrasts in her poems a glamorous, American world with the dark regions of human existence, full of existential threat, emotional uncertainty and insatiable longing. She questions for instance the complex relation of modern media and human perception.

Publications
  • Apology for Want

    Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1997

  • Louise in Love

    New York, NY: Grove Atlantic, 2001

  • The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans

    University of Georgia Press, 2001

  • The Eye Like a strange Ballon

    New York, NY: Grove Atlantic, 2004

  • Elegy

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2007

  • The Bride of E

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2009

  • Eskapaden

    Selected Poems. German/English

    Übersetzung: Barbara Thimm

    Wiesbaden: Luxbooks, 2010

  • The Last Two Seconds

    Poems

    2015

  • Elegie

    Englisch | Deutsch

    Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Matthias Göritz und Uda Strätling. Mit einem Nachwort von Matthias Göritz

    Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2018

Awards
  • 1994 Columbia University School of the Arts Dean's Award

  • 1995 "Discovery" The Nation Poetry Award

  • 1996 Katharine Bakeless Nason Publication Prize

  • 1998 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer's Award

  • 2003 Pushcart Prize

  • 2005 Poetry Society of American’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award

  • 2006 Anna Akhmatova Award

  • 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award

  • 2007 Washington University Faculty Research Grant

  • 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award

Links
  • Mary Jo Bang @ Poetry Foundation

    Website