Mary Makofske’s books include World Enough, and Time (Kelsey, 2017) and Traction
(Ashland, 2011), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize judged by David Wojahn. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Poetry east, The American Journal of Poetry, The MacGuffin, Spillway, Southern Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Stillwater review, Whale Road Review, Crosswinds, Earth’s Daughters, Blueline, Verse-Virtual, in other journals,
and in nineteen anthologies. She has received the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize, the New Millennium Writings Poetry Prize, and the Malovrh-Fenlon Poetry Prize from The Orchard Street Press. A retired professor of English (SUNY Orange) who has also worked as a travel agent, health educator, and reporter, she lives in New York’s Hudson valley. She and her husband designed their energy-efficient solar home and tend a large garden.