Poetry Sunday: Mary Ellen Redmond

Mar 13, 2016

Poet Mary Ellen Redmond
Credit Reade Whinnem

Poet Mary Ellen Redmond reads "Quiz Tomorrow."

  Mary Ellen Redmond earned her MFA in Poetry from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her poems have appeared in The Drunken Boat, Free State Review, 5 AM, Comstock Review, Cape Cod Review, Rattle and forthcoming in The Cortland Review. A former slam poet, she represented Cape Cod at the National Poetry Slam Competition in Providence, RI. This is her twenty-second year teaching English to students in the Dennis-Yarmouth School District. The Ocean Effect, her second chapbook, was published in 2014. Her son, a submariner and stationed on Guam, has given her the new designation as a “Guam Mom.” He has a poem of hers tattooed on his rib cage.

Mary Ellen Redmond was on an episode of The Point with Mindy Todd. Listen here.