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Mary Jo Bang

Bang is the author of eight books of poems, including her most recent "A Doll For Throwing" and "Elegy," which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her translation of "Dante's Inferno," illustrated by Henrik Drescher, was published in 2012. She's been the recipient of a Hodder Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.