Madeleine Mysko, Adjunct Faculty

Madeleine Mysko, who joined the Writing Program faculty in Spring 2007, has previously taught literature and writing at Towson University, The Baltimore Actors’ Theater Conservatory, and The Johns Hopkins University. She has been the recipient of two individual artist grants from the State of Maryland (poetry and fiction), as well as scholarships from Sewanee Writers’ Conference (both poetry and fiction) and Wesleyan Writers’ Conference (poetry). Among her honors are an Artscape Prize in Fiction from the City of Baltimore, and the Howard Nemerov Award for her sonnet “Incipient Fireworks,” chosen by Donald Justice.

For years, her poems and short stories have been published in literary journals, including The Hudson Review, Shenandoah, River Styx, The Formalist, The Christian Century, and Bellevue Literary Review, among others. Her poetry collection, Crucial Blue, is due for release by Rager Media this year, and her first novel, Bringing Vincent Home, was released in September 2007 by Plain View Press. Recently The Baltimore Sun has been running her short “Real Life” reflections on people and places. Mysko is a graduate of Rosemont College, The George Washington University (MA, English Literature), and The Johns Hopkins University (MA, The Writing Seminars). She lives with her husband, John Marr Sheehan, in Towson, Maryland.

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