Mary Mackey

Mary Mackey is the author of twelve novels and six collections of poetry, including Breaking The Fever (Marsh Hawk Press, 2006) and Sugar Zone (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011 ). Her poems have been praised by Wendell Berry, Jane Hirshfield, Dennis Nurkse, Ron Hansen, Dennis Schmitz, and Marge Piercy for their beauty, precision, originality, and extraordinary range. At present she is working on a series of poems that combine Portuguese and English to evoke the lyrical space that lies at the conjunction of the two languages. More of her poetry can be found at