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Mary Jo Bang

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20081010, 20080425

Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, Mary Jo Bang reads from her prize-winning fifth collection, Elegy, that traces the year following the death of her son.  This manuscript was originally chosen to be published as the winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnoia Award from the Poetry Society of America because it cuts “a guiding path for the reader.” 

| Subject Matter: Elegy, Tragedy, Life, Family | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award, Alice Fay di Castagnoia Award from the Poetry Society of America |

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