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Mary Fell

Professor of English
Whitewater Hall 257
(765) 973-8229


  • M.F.A., Imaginative Writing (Poetry), University of Massachusetts, 1981
  • B.A., English, Worcester State College, MA 1969

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing, Basic Writing, Ethnic and Minority Literature, American Poetry

Selected Publications / Presentations

  • The Persistence of Memory (poems). New York: Random House, 1984
  • Poems in Diner, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, Sycamore Review, Worcester Review, others
  • Essays in Painted Bride Quarterly, Worcester Review
  • Readings and Presentations at Butler University, Florida International University, Holy Cross College, Ripon College, others

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Residency Fellowships, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, IN, and
    Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, 1993-2005
  • Sylvia Bowman Award for Distinguished Teaching, Indiana University, 2001
  • Helen Lees Award for Excellence in Teaching, Indiana University East, 1997
  • National Poetry Series Winner, 1983

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Faculty, Indiana University East, 1981-present
  • Teaching Assistant/Associate, Communication Skills Center, University of Massachusetts, 1978-81
  • Social Worker, Worcester, MA, 1970-81