Gail Mazur’s 7th collection, Forbidden City, was recently published by University of Chicago press in March,2016. In 2011, University of Chicago Press Chicago published Gail Mazur’s 6th collection of poetry, Figures in a Landscape.
Her book, Zeppo’s First Wife: New & Selected Poems, (Chicago, 2005) was winner of the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award, a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. She is author of 4 earlier books of poetry, Nightfire, The Pose of Happiness, The Common, and They Can’t Take That Away from Me (University of Chicago Press, 2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001.
Mazur’s poems have been widely anthologized and included in 2 Pushcart Prize Anthologies. Mazur was a 2009 Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, a 1996 Fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the 2005 recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award. Interviews with Mazur about her work are online at The Atlantic and in the 2008 Provincetown Arts. She lives in Cambridge and Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she serves on the Writing Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the Summer Program Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center. She is an Advisory Editor to Agni and Ploughshares.
Gail Mazur is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College and Founding Director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, a weekly poetry reading series she ran for 29 years. Gail Mazur lives in both Cambridge and Provincetown Massachusetts and was married to Artist Michael Mazur.