Mary Austin Speaker (2006 Graduate) Mary Austin Speaker is the author of Ceremony, winner of the 2012 Slope Editions book prize; The Bridge (Push Press 2011); 20 Love Poems for 10 Months (Ugly Duckling Presse 2012); and a play, I AM YOU THIS MORNING YOU ARE ME TONIGHT, written with her husband, the poet Chris Martin. Her work has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, Seattle Review, Diner, Iowa Review, and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She co-founded the Triptych poetry reading series in New York City and designs books for HarperCollins, Milkweed Editions, Alice James Books, The Song Cave, University of Iowa Press and others. New poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, Jubilat, Forklift Ohio, and elsewhere, and her critical work can be found in Pleiades, The Claudius App, and Painted Bride Quarterly. She lives in Minneapolis, where she operates a tiny design studio.
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