Mary Little Studios

in and out and forth



poetry collection Cape Verdean Blues forthcoming on
March 7, 2018 from The University of Pittsburgh Press


artist statement



“Self on the First Date” — City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poets, July 2017

“Liberation” — Virginia Quarterly Review

“Something African with a K” — RHINO Poetry

“Let” is featured in the Mass Poetry Raining Poetry Project + displayed at Boston City Hall as part of the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture Initiative

“When I Say I Want a Baby” — Colorado Review

“Self on the First Date” — The Atlas Review

“flush past the ferry” — some mark made

“tone’s posture” — some mark made

“big sun coming strong through the motel blinds” — No Tokens Journal

“re the dentist and his new family” — The Awl

“Your Eyes Blink Five-Minute Miles” — the minnesota review

“Deniz” — PANK Magazine

“Simone” — Sundog Lit

“GPS” — A Bad Penny Review

“33” — A Bad Penny Review

“And I Know That She Feels Beautiful” — A Bad Penny Review



Out of the Mouth and Into the Fire: Jack Jones Presents Black Women Poets Reading from the Body:
October 25, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, NoHo Plaza, 9pm

Non-Standard Lit Reading Series:
December 5, 2017, San Diego, CA

March 7-10, 2018, Tampa, FL


for speaking engagements

Allison Conner, Publicity Assistant


not poems

Bennington College, MFA

Writers’ Room of Boston Fellow, 2017

Kendrick Lamar x Shauna Barbosa

Women Making History


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