Poetry and bio

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

Her poetry has been nominated for 2019 Best of the Net and for a 2019 Pushcart Prize.


Mary Peelen’s writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Antioch Review, Gulf Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bennington Review, New American Writing, Poetry Review (UK), and other journals. She received an MFA from San Francisco State University as well as an MDiv from the Graduate Theological Union. Born and raised in Michigan, she lives in San Francisco and Paris.

Contact:  ohmary [at] mail [dot] sfsu [dot] edu 

Poems Online:

Confessions / The Minnesota Review 

One / Harvard Divinity Bulletin

String Theory / The Poetry Review (UK)

Universal Law / Alaska Quarterly Review

Aphasia / Beloit Poetry Journal 

Negative One / Guesthouse

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

Prognosis / Harvard Divinity Bulletin

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


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

Interview with Mary Peelen & Susan Rich / Tinderbox Poetry Journal 

10 Questions for Mary PeelenThe Massachusetts Review

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.

QUANTUM HERESIES is available from: Glass Lyre Press
Or from:  Barnes & Noble
Or from: Amazon 

Cover design: JeeneeLeeDesign
Cover art: Lauren Emmons

Author photo: Jean-Philippe Voiron

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