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Mary Fister

Associate Professor of EnglishMary Fister
Hillyer Hall 264


MFA, English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S., Pre-Veterinary Medical/Animal Science, University of New Hampshire
B.A., English, University of New Hampshire


I read as a writer. I often read poetry, short stories, novels, essays by contemporary writers.

Publications (selected):

The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, Tar River Poetry, Volt

I advise students with interests in:
Creative Writing, Modern and 19th Century Literature

Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:

Why I really love teaching Hillyer students is that I've considered myself a "late bloomer" when it comes to most endeavors;in other words, it took time for my potential to be awakened. So I feel a real connection there between where I was during high school and where many of them were in high school. I thoroughly thrive on being part of that process of awakening.