Maggie Dietz, Poet, Exeter
Maggie Dietz was born and raised in Green Bay, WI, and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She earned her Master of Arts in creative writing at Boston University and moved to New Hampshire three years ago to become the George Bennett Fellow and writer-in-residence at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Dietz is currently a lecturer in creative writing at Boston University and assistant poetry editor for Slate. She has been awarded a winter fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, as well as the Grolier Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Agni, Harvard Review, Salmagundi and elsewhere.
For several years, Dietz directed the national Favorite Poem Project, founded by Robert Pinsky during his tenure as US Poet Laureate. The project sought to celebrate, document and promote poetry's role in American's lives by listening to the American audience for poetry. One of its outcomes is a videotaped archive of people of varying ages and walks of life, each speaking about and reciting a beloved poem. Several of these mini-documentaries were featured on PBS's NewsHour, and they are available on a DVD included on the anthology An Invitation to Poetry, co-edited by Dietz.
Dietz's first book of poems, Perennial Fall, from the University of Chicago Press will published in the Spring of 2006.
here to read one of Maggie Dietz's poems
more examples of Maggie's work visit http://www.memorious.org/?id=31
to 2006 Fellows page
October 25, 2005