Mary Jo Bang

​Professor of English
MFA, Columbia University
research interests:
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Poetry Writing

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1122
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Mary Jo Bang is a nationally recognized author of seven books of poems. She has been the recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a Berlin Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

For more information, visit Mary Jo Bang's department profile.

From our podcast:

Hold That Thought Podcast

Translating Dante

Mary Jo Bang explores the process she undertook in her recent translation of Dante Alighieri's Inferno, while Jessica Rosenfeld explains why the Middle Ages are the origins of literature as we know it.