Mary Buchinger grew up on a farm in Michigan, worked in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer, and earned a doctorate in linguistics from Boston University. One of her poems is permanently installed in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she lives and served as Poetry Ambassador. She is professor of English and communication studies at MCPHS University in Boston and president of the New England Poetry Club (founded in 1915 by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, and Conrad Aiken).
Navigating the Reach (Salmon Poetry, 2021)
e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (Main Street Rag, 2018)
Aerialist (Gold Wake, 2015; shortlisted for the May Swenson Poetry Award, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry and the Perugia Press Prize)
Roomful of Sparrows (Finishing Line, 2008)
EAT/ATE (Petit Press, 2015); Heartbreak Anthology (Ed. K. Mahdessian, 2015); How to Live on Other Planets, A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (Upper Rubber Boots, 2015); Homesickness and Exile (The Emma Press, Ltd., UK, 2014); She Did It Anyway (ITWOW International, 2014); Ekphrastia Gone Wild (Ain't Got No Press, 2013); Journey (Eden Waters Press, 2009); poem, home (Paper Kite Press, 2009)
491 Magazine, About Place, Abridged (Ireland), AGNI, AGNI Online, American Athenaeum, and/or, Antiphon Poetry Magazine, Booth, Caesura, Chestnut Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Ellipsis, Euphony, Existere (Canada), Extracts, Fifth Wednesday, Gargoyle, Ibbetson Street Press, Innisfree, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Marginalia, Midway Journal, Naugatuck River Review, New Madrid, Nimrod, Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction (England), OVS Magazine, PANK, Qu Literary Magazine, Quotable, Right Hand Pointing, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Salamander, SAND (Germany), Shadowgraf, Silk Road, Silver Birch Press, Slice Magazine, Solstice, Steam Ticket, The 3288 Review, The Cortland Review, The Massachusetts Review, The MOM Egg, The Quotable, Theology Today, Third Wednesday, Tiny Poetry: Macropoetics, Two Thirds North, Upstairs at Duroc, Versal (The Netherlands), Wilderness House Literary Review, William & Mary Review, Young Ravens Literary Review, Zoetic Press
Daniel Varoujian Award, New England Poetry Club; Firman Houghton Award, New England Poetry Club; Best New Poems Online; Robert Warren Penn Award, Honorable Mention; The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Contest, Semi-Finalist; Poetry Society of Virginia, Second Prize; Perugia Press Prize for a First or Second Book, Semi-Finalist; The OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry, Semi-Finalist; May Swenson Poetry Award, Utah State University, Finalist; Brittany Noakes Poetry Award, Finalist; Emily Stauffer Poetry Prize, Runner-Up; Charter Oak Best Historical Prize, First Place; Luminaire Award, Third Place; Pushcart Prize Nominee (multiple); Brittany Noakes Poetry Award Finalist; Best of the Net Nominee; Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry Contest
The Transmitter Interviews for Coil Magazine, with Managing Editor Lisa Favicchia
Border Crossing, with Poetry Editor, Julie Brooks Barbour
AGNI Online Newsletter, with Alison Lanier
The 3288 Review, with Editor John Winkleman
Poet to Poet/Writer to Writer, Somerville Community Access TV, with Host Doug Holder
International: San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference and Festival, Mexico; Versal V Reception, Nachttheater SugarFactory, Amsterdam The Netherlands; Border-Crossing Poets, Northeast Modern Languages Conference, Montreal, Canada
National: Library of Congress, Poetry at Noon Series; Popular Culture Conferences in Chicago, Illinois, and Seattle, Washington, Indianapolis, Indiana; The Mom Egg: Mother Tongue Issue, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, New York.
Massachusetts: Hastings Room, First Church in Cambridge; NoCA, O'Neill Library, Cambridge; Winthrop Play Makers Poetry Reading Series, Winthrop; Newton Free Public Library Poetry Reading Series,Newton; Cervena Bara Press, Arts at the Armory, Somerville; First and Last Word Series, Somerville; The Healing Arts, MCPHS University, Worcester; Cambridge River Fest; Cambridge Poetry Fest, Jose Mateo Theater, Cambridge; Central Square Theater, Cambridge; New England Poets, Northeast Modern Languages Conference, Boston; Bunker Hill Community College, Boston; New England Poetry Club Prize Winners, Yenching Library, Harvard College, Cambridge, Tapestry of Voices Reading Series, Borders Bookstore, Boston, OVS Reading, Berklee College of Music, The Loft, Boston; AGNI: A Celebration, Newtonville Books, Newton; The Old Manse, Concord, MA