Mary Crockett Hill is author of

· A Theory of Everything

(poetry, winner of the Autumn House Award,

selected by Naomi Shihab Nye, published 2009)

· If You Return Home with Food

(poetry, winner of the Bluestem Poetry Award)

· A Town by the Name of Salem

(history, with co-author John Long)

Mary has worked as a

· factory slug

· staggeringly bad waitress

· incompetent secretary

· person who irons name tags in industrial uniforms

· toilet-seat hand model

· fundraising spy

· freelance writer

· history museum director

· college English teacher

Mary’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines, as well as on Poetry Daily and in American Poetry: The Next Generation. She lives along the old Great Road in Virginia with her husband and children.