14 September 2015

This is happening.



11 September 2015

Small Enterprise

After a long day of teaching, I didn’t expect this box on my doorstep, and for a moment I thought I should wait until morning to unbox Small Enterprise, but then realized I’d be up all night wondering what she looked like. I have so much gratitude to Black Lawrence Press, photographer Heidi Thoenen, and many more folks. But for this morning, I just want to share two photos welcoming my 4th book to the world.

05 April 2015

AWP 2015 Dance Card

AWP 2015 is this week!

Please stop by the University of Akron Press & Barn Owl Review table to check out BOR #8 and our many fine poetry titles. We are at TABLE 933.

Here's the rest of my dance card.

12:30-1:30 Hanging out at The Account (table 1331) and signing books.
2:00-3:00 Book signing at the Black Lawrence Press table (2030).

7:30 Reading poems at the AWP Offsite Reading with Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and Laurel Review  
Republic - Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Ave Suite 2200, Minneapolis

FRIDAY, 4/10
3:00-4:00 Chillin' at the South Dakota Review booth (736) and signing books.

Safe travels to all the folks heading to Minneapolis.

20 March 2015

March and the Madnesses.

This is my ready for Spring Break face. 
Hello from Akron, OH. I am crawling toward Spring Break. I desperately need Spring Break. Vowing to write, revise, and submit poems. Also, to read a book. I always read a book over break. Last year I did pretty much nothing but read The Goldfinch. Haven't decided on this year's Spring Break book yet.

In other news...

Green Mountains Review is featuring my poem "I Was on the Line" online.

New Pages reviewed A Sunny Place with Adequate Water.

I'm reading in Minneapolis for the AWP Offsite Reading with Denver QuarterlyColorado Review, and The Laurel ReviewHere's the scoop

Spring almost arrives in Akron, OH.

25 February 2015

Hit the road, February.

This month has been pretty ridiculous. Snow! Record low temps! Kids out of school for four days straight. Deadlines swooping by like crows. I'm hoping that March brings some stability with it. I now appreciate being able to go to work much more than I ever did before. 

In other news, there's a new review of A Sunny Place with Adequate Water at The California Journal of Women Writers. Yeah! Many thanks to Stacey Balkun and TCJWW.

We've been working on BOR issue 8. It's going to be gorgeous. Stop by the table at AWP and say hello. 

I am making arrangements for my poetry break this summer. Not a break from poetry, but a break for poetry. I've never really had one before, and I want to do it right. 

02 February 2015


After living in the Midwest for 35+ years, I have no excuse for being surprised by wicked winter weather. And yet, every time it knocks me a little off balance, especially when I lose a Monday.

In much warmer news, many, many thanks to Danielle Susi and The Rumpus for this review of A Sunny Place with Adequate Water. Here's a tidbit:

A Sunny Place with Adequate Water, Mary Biddinger’s new collection from Black Lawrence Press, is an idyllic scene…post-apocalypse. It is where beauty becomes darker. Where the light of an electric rail line illuminates an abandoned parking lot and where bombs are filled with thread.

Lately I've been making an effort to revise some new poems and then send them out for consideration. I am proud of myself for following through. Look for new poems in TriggerThe Laurel Review (prose poem issue!), Gargoyle, and jubilat.

Have you seen the sexy new cover of BOR 8?

Here's a little Akron snow.