Mary Quade

Associate Professor of English

A.B., University of Chicago
M.F.A., The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

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  • Basics of Creative Writing
  • Craft and Technique: Fiction
  • Craft and Technique: Poetry
  • Craft and Technique: Creative Nonfiction
  • Craft and Technique: Screenwriting
  • Advanced Workshop in Fiction
  • Advanced Workshop in Poetry
  • Advanced Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
  • Literary Journalism
  • Writing About Nature
  • Experimental Forms
  • Comics and the Nuclear Age
  • Senior Seminar

Research Interests

  • Contemporary American literature
  • Contemporary and historical perspectives on the American frontier
  • Comics
  • Travel and nature writing



  • Guide to Native Beasts. Cleveland State University Poetry Center. (2004)
  • “Camera as Jophiel” to be included in Ley Lines, ed. H.L. Hix. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, forthcoming 2015.
  • "Death by Fire," "The Last Wild Passenger Pigeon: Sergents, Ohio, 1900," and "Publicity Photo, Operation Crossroads: Mushroom Cloud Cake" included in the NEA sponsored anthology New Voices, ed. H.L Hix. Northern Ireland: Irish Pages, 2008.
  • "Air Show: F-16s above Cleveland" in the anthologies On the Wing: American Poems of Air and Space Flight (2005) and Cleveland in Poetry and Prose (2005)
  • "Amnesiac Woman Remembers Oregon" in the anthology Portland Lights (1999)
  • Poems in the literary journals FIELD, Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review, Smartish Pace, Notre Dame Review, The Iowa Review, Fine Madness, North Dakota Review, New Delta Review, Poet Lore, Willow Springs, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, AGNI online, Sycamore Review, Epoch, The Massachusetts Review, The Cream City Review, Swink, Chicago Review, Third Coast, Colorado Review, Tar River Poetry, River Styx, Hayden's Ferry Review, Barnwood, MAYDAY Magazine, Cold Mountain Review, The Cincinnati Review, Devil's Lake, Wake: Great Lakes Thought and Culture, and Crab Orchard Review


  • “The Galapagos Shooting Gallery” in Confrontation (2013)
  • “Paradise, Earth” in The Florida Review (2013)
  • “The Collection” in Creative Nonfiction (2013)
  • “Cage” in Fifth Wednesday Journal (2012)
  • “The Box” in Grist (2012)
  • "Hatch" in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment (2012)
  • "Steel: Products of Cleveland" West Branch (2011)
  • "Poetry Speaking with Science" in Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing (2006)

Recent Presentations

  • Reading at Brews + Prose, Cleveland (2013)
  • Presenter at Skyline Writing Conference (2013)
  • Reading with Smartish Pace, Cincinnati (2012)
  • Reading with Smartish Pace, Chicago (2012)


  • Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013
  • Pushcart Prize Nominations for Essay
  • Pushcart Prize Nominations for Poetry
  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2006, 2010)
  • Paul E. Martin Award (2008)
  • Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize (2003)
  • Oregon Literary Fellowship (2001)
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