Mary K. Herbert



 Mary Kennan Herbert   was born in St. Louis, Missouri; now she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Following a career as a senior editor in book publishing, she teaches writing courses at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City, at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, and at other colleges in the New York City area. She has led creative writing workshops for St. Francis College in Brooklyn, Bryn Mawr College, and the Vermont Writers League.

Ms. Herbert holds a degree in art and education from Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, and a master's degree (M.A.) in creative writing with an emphasis on poetry, from The City College of New York, where she received three scholarships and the Jane Specter Award for graduate creative writing.

Within the past five years her poems have been published in numerous literary journals and periodicals in the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Australia, France, Finland, and Japan, and have been selected for five anthologies.

Ginninderra Press in Australia has published her first two collections of poems, "An Inventory of Fragile Knowledge" (1998), and "A Path Clearly Marked" (1999). She has been invited to read her poetry at numerous events, including the 1998 and 1999 New Jersey Book Fair and the 1998 Baltimore Book Festival.


Mary K. Herbert may be contacted through e-mail to herbert@i-2000.com.
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