Mary Ann Sullivan has an MFA in Writing from Norwich University and a Doctor of Arts degree from Franklin Pierce University, where she studied digital poetry and completed her dissertation, “Digital Poetry and the Greek Notion of Nous.” Her digital poem, “Il Pleut,” created in collaboration with Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, has been anthologized in the Brazilian book Poesia Eletronica: negociacoes com os processsos digitais, and featured at About.com.
The New York Times called Mary Ann’s first novel, Child of War, set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, “an earnest first novel,” and that book was named a Notable Book in Social Studies by the National Council of Social Studies and Children’s Book Council. Her poetry has been published online at places such as the BBC Arts Online and BlazeVox, her literary interviews and commentaries at places such as Jacket and The Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London. An Associate Professor at Hesser College in New Hampshire, Mary Ann teaches writing. Her love for nature developed during her years of silence as a cloistered Cistercian and Dominican nun. Poems she wrote while cloistered appear in her e-chap Mending My Black Sweater, published by eratioEditions, a Brooklyn-based publishing company. She is the editor of The Tower Journal.