McHugh, Ashley Anna

Ashley Anna McHugh is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at the University of Arkansas and is a senior editor of Linebreak. Her book, Into These Knots (Ivan R. Dee), and chapbook, Become All Flame (LATR) are forthcoming. She won the 2009 Morton Marr Poetry Prize and has received scholarships from the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and the West Chester University Poetry Conference. [bio updated 2011]

McHugh, Mary Brigid

Mary Brigid McHugh is an MFA candidate at Hunter College in New York where she teaches creative writing. Her poems have appeared in Copper Nickel, and she was a finalist for the 2008 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. [bio updated 2011]

McKernan, John

John McKernan is a professor in the English Department at Marshal University. (2000)

McKinney, Todd

Todd McKinney teaches at Ball State University. His poems appeared in The Greensboro Review and his interview with Tony Hoagland appeared in Puerto del Sol. (2004)

McLatchey, M.B.

M.B. McLatchey’s writing has appeared in EkphrasisGrainScienceShenandoahThe Comstock Review and The Southern Poetry Review. Her recent awards include the Spoon River Poetry Review’s Editors’ Prize, the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry and the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award. She has taught at Harvard University, Rollins College and the University of Central Florida, and is currently a professor of Humanities at Embry Riddle University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. [2012]

McLean, Jacqueline

Jacqueline McLean is the editor of the Texas Tech University Press and teaches writing in New Mexico. Her writing has appeared in Larcom Review, National Storytelling Magazine and Kalliope. She received a Multiyear Fellowship (1992-96) from New York University where she earned her PhD. in English Literature. (2000)

McMahon, Lynne

Lynne McMahon�s most recent book of poems is The House of Entertaining Science (Godine, 1999). �Instruction� is included in Sentimental Standards (Godine), due out in 2003. She has been awarded both a Guggenheim and an Ingram Merrill grant. She is Professor of English at the University of Missouri. (2002)

Instruction (From Issue 6)

McNeil, Rangi

Rangi McNeil received his MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. His first book, The Missing, was published by Sheep Meadow Press in 2003. [bio updated 2011]

McPherson, Sandra

Sandra McPherson is the author of twenty poetry collections, most recently Expectation Days (Illinois, 2007). She has received numerous awards including the Hellen Bullis Prize, Bess Hokin Prize, Emily Dickinson Prize, Blumenthal-Leviton-Blonder prize for poetry and Eunice Tietjens Memorial Prize. She taught creative writing and literature at the University of California at Davis from 1985 until her retirement in 2008. [bio updated 2011]

McQuade, Molly

Molly McQuade has received fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts and PEN. A collection of her essays about poetry, Stealing Glimpses, was published by Sarabande Books in 1999. Barbarism, her first book of poems, was published by Four Way Books in 2000. She edited By Herself, an anthology of essays about poetry, released by Graywolf Press in 2000. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.Poems:

Tiepolo in Venice (From Issue 12)

McQuerry, Maureen

Maureen McQuerry is the author of Nuclear Legacy (Battelle, 2000) and Student Inquiry (Creative Learning, 2003); her fantasy novel, Wolf Proof (Idylls) will be published this fall. Her poetry was a finalist for both the Hearst and Pablo Neruda awards and appears in Atlanta Review, Nimrod, North American Review and The Southern Review. She was the McAuliffe Fellow for Washington State in 2000. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]

Mead, Jane

Jane Mead is the author of two books of poetry: House of Poured-Out Waters (Illinois, 2001) and The Lord and the General Din of the World (Sarabande, 1996). Her work was selected for The Best American Poetry, 1990 (Scribner). A recipient of awards from the Whiting and Lannan Foundations, she is Poet-in-Residence at Wake Forest University. (2002)

Meinke, Peter

Peter Meinke is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Zinc Fingers (2000), Scars (1996), and Liquid Paper (1992), all from the University of Pittsburgh Press. He directed the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for twenty-seven years and is currently Writer-in-Residence at Converse College. (2002)

Merchant , Megan

Megan Merchant is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Gravel Ghosts (Glass Lyre, 2016) and The Dark’s Humming (Glass Lyre, 2017) which won the 2015 Lyrebird Award. She has written four chapbooks and a children’s book forthcoming from Philomel Books. She was awarded the 2016-2017 COG Literary Award, judged by Juan Felipe Herrera. Merchant is an editor at The Comstock Review. (2018)

Mesler, Corey

Corey Mesler is the owner of Burke’s Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee. After ten chapbooks, his first full-length collection of poetry is Some Identity Problems (Foothills, 2007). He is the author of two novels, Talk (Livingston, 2002) and We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (Livingston, 2005). His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)

Meyering, Michelle

Michelle Meyering lives in southern California. Her work has recently appeared in Apalachee Review and The Comstock Review. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).

Middleton, David

David Middleton is poet in residence at Nicholls State University, and serves as Poetry Editor for The Classical Outlook and The Anglican Theological Review. Beyond Chandeleurs (LSU, 1999) and The Undivided Realm (Barth, 2000) are the most recent of his seven books of poetry. (2002)

Milan, Jyotsna

Jyotsna Milan is Editor of Anasuuyaa, a women’s journal of SEWA, published in Bhopal, where she resides. She is the author two novels, two short story collections and Ghar Nahin, a collection of poems published in 1989. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]

Miller, Wayne

Wayne Miller is the author of Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006), recipient of the William Rockhill Nelson Award, and The Book of Props (Milkweed, 2009). He translated Moikom Zeqo’s I Don’t Believe in Ghosts (BOA, 2007) and is co-editor of New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). He teaches at the University of Central Missouri where he edits Pleiades. Miller read in Baltimore on Sunday May 31, 2009 (3pm) at The Walters Art Museum as part of the Smartish Pace Reading Series.His translations and poetry appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 12 and 16. (2009)

Miller, Daniel R.

Daniel R. Miller is President of Aletheia Ministries. He had four poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issue 1, and two essays appear in Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (InterVarsity, 1998). (2002)

Miller, Jason

Jason Miller is the author of Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture (Florida, 2011). His poems have appeared in Plains Song ReviewThe South Carolina Review and Whole Notes. He is an associate professor of English at North Carolina State University where he teaches courses in twentieth-century American poetry. His poem “Last November” received Second Prize in the 2011 Erskine J. Poetry Prize. Miller read for Smartish Pace at CAM Raleigh on November 16, 2012 (see media section for video). [updated 2012]

Miller, Cheri L.

Cheri L. Miller’s poems have appeared in Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts and Letters, Rock & Sling: A Journal of Witness, Poetry Pacific and City Paper. She lives in Baltimore. (2018)

Miller, Leslie F.

Leslie F. Miller is the author of the nonfiction book Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt (Simon & Schuster, 2009) and the poetry collection BOYGIRLBOYGIRL (Finishing Line, 2012). (2018)

Molberg, Jenny

Jenny Molberg earned her BA at Louisiana State University and her MFA at American University. She was named a 2009 Lannan Fellow and has worked as the assistant editor for Poet Lore. Her poems have appeared in Comstock Review, Copper Nickel and Zone 3. [bio updated 2011]

Morgan, Robert

Robert Morgan�s The Strange Attractor: New and Selected Poems (LSU, 2004) is the most recent of his ten books of poetry. Brave Enemies (Algonquin, 2003) is his most recent novel. He teaches at Cornell. This spring he will hold the Whichard Chair as visiting writer at East Carolina University. (2004)

Moss, Howard

Howard Moss (1922-1987), poet, playwright and critic, was Poetry Editor for The New Yorker from 1948 to 1987. He wrote eight books of poetry including Selected Poems (Atheneum, 1971), winner of the National Book Award. The letters that appear in this issue of Smartish Pace are excerpted from Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011. Copyright © 2011 by the Alice H. Methfessel Trust. Selection copyright © 2011 by Joelle Biele. All rights reserved. [bio updated 2011]

Mosson, Gregg

Gregg Mosson is the author of Season of Flowers and Dust (Goose River, 2007) and Questions of Fire (Plain View, 2009). He also edits a journal, Poems Against War (Wasteland Press). He has an MA from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, where he was a teaching fellow and lecturer. Mosson lives in Maryland. [bio updated 2011]

Mountain , Alicia

Alicia Mountain’s first book, High Ground Coward (Iowa, 2018), won the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the digital chapbook Thin Fire (BOAAT, 2017). Mountain is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver where she is an assistant editor for the Denver Quarterly. (2018)

Mulvania , Andrew

Andrew Mulvania is the author of Also In Arcadia (Backwaters, 2008). He teaches writing at Moberly Area Community College and William Woods University. (2018)

Mura , David

David Mura has published four books of poetry, most recently The Last Incantations (Northwestern, 2014). After We Lost Our Way (Penguin, 1989) won the National Poetry Series Contest. The Colors of Desire (Anchor Books, 2005) won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. His novel, Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire (Coffee House, 2008), and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the John Gardner Fiction Prize and the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award. He is the author of two memoirs: Turning Japanese (Anchor/Random, 1991), a New York Times Notable Book and winner of an Oakland PEN award, and Where the Body Meets Memory (Grove/Atlantic, 1996). He teaches at the Stonecoast MFA program and the VONA Writers’ Conference. (2018)

Murphy, Robert

Robert Murphy is Founder and Executive Director of Dos Madres Press. His poems have appeared in LVNG, Notre Dame Review, The Colorado Review and The Cultural Society. He is a 2000 winner of the William Bronk Foundation Award for Poetry. He is married to the painter Elizabeth Hughes, and lives in southwest Ohio where he builds homes. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 7, 10 and 14. [bio updated 2008]Poems:

In Formation (From Issue 7)

Muske-Dukes, Carol

Carol Muske-Dukes is Poet Laureate of California. Viking will publish her eighth book of poems, Twin Cities, in 2011. Sparrow (Random House, 2003) was a National Book Award finalist. Channeling Mark Twain (Random House, 2008) is the most recent of her four novels. Married to the Icepick Killer: A Poet in Hollywood (essays, Random House, 2002) and Women and Poetry: Truth, Autobiography and the Shape of the Self (reviews & essays, Michigan, 1997) were both New York Times Most Notable Books. Her recently completed Poets Q&A appears at [bio updated 2011]

Mycue, Edward

Edward Mycue is the author of four books of poetry including Night Boats (Minotaur Editions, 1999). His fifth book, Assualt on Summer, will be published by Norton Coker Press in 2001. His poems have appeared in Fence, New York Quarterly, Stand and elsewhere. (2000)

Myers, Jack

Jack Myers has written fifteen books of and about poetry, the latest being The Glowing River: New & Selected Poems (Invisible Cities, 2001), which won the Violet Crown Award. In January, Heinle will release his The Poet�s Portable Workshop: A Field Guide to Poetic Technique. Myers is the 2003 Texas Poet Laureate and teaches poetry writing at Southern Methodist University and the Vermont College/Union Institute MFA Program in Writing. (2003)

Mysko, Madeleine

Madeleine Mysko teaches creative writing in the part-time graduate program of The Johns Hopkins University and coordinates the Reflections column for the American Journal of Nursing. Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Shenandoah, Smartish Pace, Issue 11, and The Hudson Review. She is the author of Bringing Vincent Home (Plain View, 2007), a novel based on her experiences as an Army nurse. [bio updated 2011]