Mary Pinard

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


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….