Mary Hickman, M.F.A.

Contact Information

Mary Hickman, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of English
Office location

122 Old Main


Mary Hickman is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of two books of poetry, This Is the Homeland (Ahsahta Press, 2015) and Rayfish (Omnidawn Publications, 2017), which won the 2016 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and two chapbooks, Ecce Animot (Projective Industries, 2012) and How to Be Healthy and Heal (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2011). Her work has been featured as a Boston Review Poet's Sampler and in the PEN America Poetry Series. Her poems and essays have also appeared in numerous journals, including Colorado Review, Fourteen Hills, jubilat, and Sonora Review. She recently read in Turkey and Armenia with the US Department of State's American Writers on Tour program.


MFA, The Iowa Writers’ Workshop
Graduate Certificate in Book Arts, The University of Iowa Center for the Book

Courses taught

Intro to Poetry Writing

Advanced Poetry Writing

First Year Writing and the Creative Arts

World Literature: Democracy

Masterpieces of Literature: Coming of Age

Topics in Writing: Prose Forms