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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Mary DiPrete

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Graduate Student (ENG) and Creative Writing Fellow




401 Hall of Languages


Mary DiPrete is a second-year MFA candidate in poetry with roots in the deep woods of Oregon, the islands of the Puget Sound, and the prairies of Western Illinois. She received her BA in English literature with minors in philosophy and film studies from Knox College, where she was the editor-in-chief of the literary theory magazine The Common Room. Her poems are interested in the disintegration of presence and absence, spaces of collapse, and haunted sites. She has recently worked as a farmhand, an elementary school arts teacher, a lead pipe surveyor, and at Portland's smallest distillery. Her work has appeared in Peach, is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, and is mostly about gas stations and bat embryos.