Mary Buchinger: A poet of balance

Date(s) - 02/05/17 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Concord Free Public Library

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Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s message of “living as deliberately as Nature” and acclaimed for “poems both airy and grounded, introspective and outward-looking,” Mary Buchinger enlivens our perceptions of the links between the mind, the person, and the physical things of this world around us.

Author of two poetry collections, Roomful of Sparrows (Finishing Line, 2008) and Aerialist (Gold Wake, 2015), Mary has read at the Library of Congress and has received the Daniel Varoujan and Firman Houghton Awards, multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations, a Norton Island Residency, and the Charter Oak Award for Best Historical poem. Aerialist was shortlisted for the May Swenson Poetry Award, the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry and the Perugia Press Prize. Mary is Co-President of the New England Poetry Club and Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two sons.

Join us for an afternoon of poetry and conversation with Mary about her deliberate writing practices and the landscapes of her poems during a Question and Answer session. Please visit Mary’s website at

This free event is presented by The Friends of the Concord Free Public and offered as part of Concord’s yearlong Thoreau Bicentennial.

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