Mary Rose O'Reilly

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Born in Pampa, Texas, Mary Rose O’Reilley was educated in the parochial school system of Roseville and St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine and completed graduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She was awarded the 2005 Walt Whitman Award for her first book-length collection of poems, Half Wild, which was published in the spring of 2006 by Louisiana State University Press. The winning manuscript was chosen by Mary Oliver. O’Reilley’s awards include...(show full bio)

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