Mary Donnelly, - visiting faculty from the Low Residency MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Sierra Nevada College.Mary Donnelly, - faculty work from the Low Residency MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Sierra Nevada College. A handwritten note with several edits ends with the insertion of an edit.

Mary Donnelly

Visiting Faculty

Mary Donnelly is a Brooklyn-based poet, editor, and video producer whose writing is heavily influenced by visual art. At readings she often pairs found images with spoken words to illicit uncanny associations. In keeping with her interest in exploring the tension between image and text, her recent work includes a series of sloganeering protest posters that break traditional rules of graphic design, a collection of prose-to-verse erasure poems, and a “poetry comic” comprised of abstract patterns and little or no language. Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review and The Yale Review, and her chapbook Mad World Colored Oil will be published fall 2018 by Dancing Girl Press. She teaches creative writing, grammar, and poetic techniques for non-poets through Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City, and is an editor for DMQ Review and editor emeritus for failbetter. Born and raised in San Pedro, CA, she received a BA in English literature from Columbia University and an MFA in writing from Bennington College.


Sierra Nevada College
Interdisciplinary Arts
Low Residency MFA


1008 Tahoe Blvd
Incline Village, NV 89451


Julia Schwadron
Assistant Program Director
P: (775) 831-1314 ext. 7492


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