Mary Di Lucia

Mary Di Lucia is a poet and writer whose book of short stories, Accompaniments, has just been published by Red Hook Editions. Some of her most recent work has been featured on Poetry Daily, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. With the visual artist Laura F. Gibellini, she has collaborated on projects including Acompañamiento: DOM (MTA Arts for Transit, Fresh Meadows, M train). She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the Creative Writing Program at New York University, where she was a New York Times Foundation Fellow; she received a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. Through her work as a translator and researcher, she has travelled extensively, living in Paris, Rome, and Leiden in the Netherlands, and spent a year on a Fulbright in Switzerland. For her work with young poets, the Scholastic Alliance awarded her an Outstanding Educator award. She has worked as a teaching artist for Teachers & Writers Collaborative, and has taught writing and literature at New York University, Deep Springs College, Harvard University, and Bard High School Early College in Manhattan. Her present collection, Accompaniments, was inspired by the images in Igor Posner’s Past Perfect Continuous (Red Hook Editions 2017), for which she also wrote the accompanying text. She lives in Manhattan and is the mother of a second grader, Isaac.