Monthly Archives: April 2020

Mary Peelen is a poet, author of Quantum Heresies, winner of the Kithara Book Prize (Glass Lyre Press, 2019).


Mary Peelen‘s writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Beloit Poetry Journal, Antioch Review, Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bennington Review, New American Writing, Poetry Review (UK), and other journals. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes.

She has a BA in mathematics, an MDiv, and an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Born and raised in Michigan, she lives in San Francisco and Paris.   

Contact:  MaryPeelen [at] gmail [dot] com

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

or from  Glass Lyre Press 

New Short Fiction:

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


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

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



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 


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


Godsend / Gulf Coast


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


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  (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