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Mary Swander

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Mary Swander is a Distinguished Professor of English at Iowa State University and lives in Ames and Kalona, IA, where she raises ducks and geese and a large organic vegetable garden. Her most recent work is a book of poetry, The Girls on the Roof (Turning Point/Word Tech, 2009), a Mississippi River flood narrative.

In 2009, Governor Chet Culver appointed Mary Swander the Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa.

Learn more: Mary Swander's Homepage


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