Mary Quade is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Her poetry collection, "Guide to Native Beasts," won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. She is the recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship and three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards for her poetry in 2006 and 2010 and her prose in 2014. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies, including "On the Wing: American Poems of Air and Space Flight" (University of Iowa), "New Voices: Contemporary Poetry from the United States" (Irish Pages), "Ley Lines" (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and "New Poetry from the Midwest 2014" (New American Press). Her essays have recently appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Confrontation, The Florida Review, Fourth Genre and Fifth Wednesday Journal. Her essay "Hatch" was chosen as a notable essay for Best American Essays 2013.
She is an associate professor of English at Hiram College where she teaches creative writing.