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 Mary Guckian was born in County Leitrim,  Ireland and grew up on one of the many organic farms dotting the Leitrim landscape long before the method became fashionable.  This harmony with nature inspired her poetry as well as her love of photography.  Among the many presentations she received Mary was awarded the Scottish Open Poetry award as well as the Leitrim Guardian Literary Award for Poetry.

Mary’s has published 3 collections of poetry ‘Perfume of the Soil’ ,‘Road to Gowel’ and ‘ Walking on Snow’ published all by Swan Press and her work has also been featured in many Irish and international anthologies of poetry alongside Seamus Heaney, Shakespeare and Wordsworth.  She is an active  member of The Rathmines Writers Group.

Mary toured the Boston area for Optimal Avenues, reading her work in such noted poetry venues as Harvard square Coop Bookshop, Sheas Pub, Patrick Pierce Gallery, Daily Grind Coffee House.  Fans of Mary’s work will be delighted to note that she will be reading at The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon on October 6th.


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