Death for Beginners

Death for Beginners

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Mary Carroll-Hackett earned a BA and MA from East Carolina University, and an MFA from Bennington College. Her work has appeared in more than a hundred journals including Carolina Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Superstition Review, Drunken Boat and The Prose-Poem Project, among others. She was a North Carolina Blumenthal Writer and winner of the Willamette Award for Fiction.

Her chapbook, The Real Politics of Lipstick, won Slipstream’s 2010 poetry competition, and another, Animal Soul, was released in 2013 from Kattywompus Press. Her full-length collection If We Could Know Our Bones was released January 2014 from A-Minor Press. Another collection, The Night I Heard Everything, came out from FutureCycle Press in April 2015, and another, Trailer Park Oracle, from Aldrich Press in Fall 2015. FutureCycle Press released her most recent collection, A Little Blood, A Little Rain, in Spring 2016.

Mary founded and teaches in the Creative Writing programs at Longwood University and with the low-residency MFA faculty at West Virginia Wesleyan. She also teaches workshops on Writing through the Chakras, Writing the Spiritual Life, and Writing the Mother, at The Porches Writers Retreat, the WriterHouse, and through other venues in Virginia and North Carolina. Mary is currently at work on a novel.

Paperback: 60 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (October 20, 2017)