Maura Stanton

Maura Stanton won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for Snow on Snow and has published five more books of poetry, including Immortal Sofa.  Her chapbook of prose poems, Interiors, won the Open Chapbook Contest from Finishing Line Press. She has published three collections of short stories with Milkweed, Notre Dame and University of Michigan Presses, and has won an O’Henry Award, the Nelson Algren Award, and the Supernatural Fiction Award from The Ghost Story.


  • The Neighbor’s War and Walking Backwards

    Through my kitchen window I can watch
  • Inauguration Day

    Yes, like thousands of joyful poets today
  • Cotton Candy

    At first it gives like a sponge, elastically, and you think you’ll only make an