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Poet MARY STRONG JACKSON lives in the panhandle of Nebraska, where she is employed as a social worker. Her work has appeared in various small press pubications in the United States and England, and in the anthologies: At Our Core: Women Writing about Power (Papier-Mache Press), Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (Backwaters Press), and In The Arms of Words (Sherman Asher Publishing). Her chapbook, Clippings, was published by Pudding House Magazine, and Between Door and Frame was published by Foothills Publishing, as was a book length collection entitled No Buried Dogs (available from Foothills Publishing at She was commissioned by art collector Dr Charles Hamlin from Denver, CO to compose a poem that would accompany a visual art piece. The poem and the piece were shown at the 11th Annual Corporate Collections 07 in Denver, Co at the Republic Plaza from February 14th-April 11th, 2007. She was one of four Nebraska poets included in a Nebraska Education Television program featuring Unites States Poet Laureate Ted Kooser and Nebraska Poet Laureate, William Kloefkorn. The program aired on NETV in December 2005. Mary read at the Book Festival in Lincoln, NE in October 2006 and will read her work again in October 2007.

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