Mary Pinard

Mary Pinard teaches in the Boston area. Her poems appear in Iowa Review, Salamander, Southern Poetry Review, and Tupelo Quarterly, among others. Portal, her first collection of poems, was published in 2014 by Salmon Press, and her second, Ghost Heart, won the 2021 Ex Ophidia Press Poetry Contest and was published in 2022. She was born and raised in Seattle.

(Old) Grief

The crew comes again, this time to strip the crumbling / asbestos shingles from my house, taking them all, and all. . . .


As in writing, as in memory, as in shelter, as in / delineations of form, say, the living // walls of a sod house, the corporeal, the body of, / (you) begin with….