Mary Peelen, M.Div., MFA, is a poet and writer who lives in San Francisco and Paris. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, New Critique, Poetry Review (UK), and other journals. Her poetry collection, Quantum Heresies, won the 2019 Kithara Book Prize.  


Quantum Heresies: Poems by Mary Peelen
 Available from:   Bookshop 
                                                 Barnes & Noble  

                                                 Glass Lyre Press 

REVIEWS of Quantum Heresies 

The Adirondack Review  Reviewed by Cameron Dyer-Hawes

The Adroit JournaInterview by Gizem Karaali

Poetry Northwest  Reviewed by Jenna Le

The Adroit Journal  Reviewed by Deborah Bacharach

Quantum Heresies  Reviewed by Brian Clegg

The Journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences  Book Review

The Cortland Review Reviewed by Kim Jacobs-Beck

The Rupture (previously The Collagist) Reviewed by Anne Graue 

The Literary Review Reviewed by Heather Lang

Angelus Reviewed by Nick Ripatrazone

The Alchemist’s Kitchen  Reviewed by Susan Rich 

RHINO  Reviewed by Donna Vorreyer

Psaltery & Lyre Reviewed by Risa Denenberg 

by Mary Peelen: 

Blue / The Adirondack Review 

Dream Job – a sestina / New Critique (UK)

Prophecy / Verse Daily

Prognosis / Harvard Divinity Bulletin

Confessions / The Minnesota Review 

String Theory / The Poetry Review (UK)

Universal Law / Alaska Quarterly Review

Aphasia / Beloit Poetry Journal 

Negative One / Guesthouse  – nominated for Best of the Net

One / Harvard Divinity Bulletin

Ontology / Pleiades

Ecstatic Syllabi: Four Poems / The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Hemicrania / Valparaiso Poetry Review

Supernova / Radar Poetry

Interim / Baltimore Review

Thermodynamics / Radar Poetry

Variable / The Massachusetts Review

Birds of Japan / Tinderbox Poetry Journal

Chaos Theory / Radar Poetry

Mandelbrot Set / Radar Poetry

Infinite Gravity / Radar Poetry

Quantum Theory / Radar Poetry

Periodic Table of the Elements / Antioch Review

Aphasia / Poetry Daily

Barometer / Deaf Poets Society

Aurora Borealis / Deaf Poets Society

Migraine / Michigan Quarterly Review

Zero / Michigan Quarterly Review

Awake / The Poetry Review (UK)

x / Alaska Quarterly Review

dx / Alaska Quarterly Review

Fault / New American Writing

Remembrance / New American Writing

Properties of Light / Barrow Street Journal

Proof / Psaltery & Lyre

Sunday Morning / Psaltery & Lyre

INTERVIEWS with Mary Peelen

Kenyon Review  Poetry Today  

Poetry of Logical Ideas in The Adroit Journal / Interview by Gizem Karaali

10 Questions for Mary Peelen / The Massachusetts Review

Interview with Mary Peelen & Susan Rich / Tinderbox Poetry Journal 

TPQ5: Mary Peelen  / Interview by The Poetry Question

FICTION by Mary Peelen

The Talented Higgs Boson / New Critique – Nominated for Best of the Net 2020 

Godsend / Gulf Coast

NONFICTION by Mary Peelen

Evidence / Redivider Issue 15.2

Stagecraft / The Shell Game (Anthology) edited by Kim Adrian

Draw / Bennington Review

Sarong / Women in Clothes edited by Sheila Heti et al

BOOK REVIEWS written by Mary Peelen

Tunsiya/Amrikiya by Leila Chatti / Hyacinth Girl Press

Aileron by Geraldine Connolly / Whale Road Review

Camera by Maxine Chernoff / Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics

Quantum Heresies: The TRAILER by Amanda Davidson

Quantum Heresies: The TRAILER  (YouTube, 2 min.) A beautiful short film by writer/video artist Amanda Davidson. Music by Isaac Schankler.


Cover design: JeeneeLeeDesign
Cover art: Lauren Emmons

  Author photo: Jean-Philippe Voiron

Contact:  MaryPeelen [at] gmail [dot] com