School of the Arts Faculty

Mary Kovaleski Byrnes

Senior Lecturer (2008)

B.A. Mary Washington College
M.F.A. Emerson College

Mary Kovaleski Byrnes

Mary Kovaleski Byrnes is a poet, travel writer, and essayist, whose work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Cimarron Review, Poet Lore,  Poets & Artists,'s Passport, and was awarded "Best of the Net" in 2011.

She coordinates the EmersonWRITES program, a free creative writing program for Boston Public School students, and is a poetry reader for Ploughshares



Office: Ansin 1117B

Phone: 8750


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