GAIL MAZUR

Gail Mazur is the author of five books of poetry, Nightfire (1978), The Pose of Happiness (1986), The Common (1995), They Canít Take That Away from Me (University of Chicago Press), which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001, and Zeppoís First Wife: New & Selected Poems, University of Chicago Press, 2005. She is Writer in Residence at Emerson College and Founding Director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, a weekly poetry reading series she ran for 29 years.

Mazur's poems have been published widely in magazines, including Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review and The New Republic.

Gail has been a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, was a fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and is the 2005 recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundationís Distinguished Artist Award. She lives in Cambridge and Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she serves on the Writing Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Work Center. Ms. Mazur graduated from Smith College with a BA in English Literature, and earned an MA at Lesley College (now Lesley University).

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