Mara Adamitz Scrupe

Mara Adamitz Scrupe is a poet and visual artist. She has created significant bodies of work in as a poet, in artists’ books, sculpture, installation, and in social practice. Her awards include the National Endowment for the Arts/CEC ArtsLink fellowship, the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) Individual Fellowship, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship. She is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), and she has been awarded residencies by the Montalvo Arts Center, the Irish Museum of Modern Art Residency Programme (Dublin), and USF Verftet-AiR/Bergen (Norway), and her environmentally-attuned installations are featured in permanent collections in China, Europe, and the U.S. Mara Adamitz Scrupe is professor of Fine Arts and Creative Writing at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mara Adamitz Scrupe is the author of four poetry collections, BEAST, awarded the 2014 Stevens Manuscript Prize (NFSPS Press, 2014), Sky Pilot (Chapbook, Finishing Line Press, 2012), Magnalia, a winner in the 2018 Eyewear Press Goggles Chapbook Competition, and a daughter’s aubade/ sailing out from Sognefjord, winner of the 2018 Fledge Chapbook Competition, Middle Creek Publishing. Her poems have appeared in The London Magazine, Comstock Review, Off the Coast, Narrative Magazine, The Cincinnati Review, Bare Fiction, Matador Review, Ruminate, Crosswinds Review, Crab Creek Review and Sentinel Quarterly Literary Review (UK), among others. She has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Fish Poetry Prize, BigCi Environmental Writing Fellowship (Australia), Aesthetica Creative Writing Award (UK), Fool for Poetry Pamphlet Competition, Erbacce Poetry Prize, The Plough Poetry Prize, Ron Pretty Poetry Prize (Australia), Periplum Book Award (Plymouth University, UK), Sentinel Quarterly Book Award (London), Stiwdio Maelor Poetry Prize (UK), Cornwall Poetry Festival Competition (UK), University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Award (Australia), and the National Poetry Society Competition (UK). She divides her time between her farm in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and Philadelphia where she is a professor at The University of the Arts.


from Arillus a Flora: “Monarda didyma/American Beebalm” by Mara Adamitz Scrupe

    ______________________________________________________     Mara Adamitz Scrupe is a poet and visual artist. She has created significant bodies of work in as a poet, in artists’ books, sculpture, installation, and in social practice. Her awards include the National Endowment for the Arts/CEC ArtsLink fellowship, the District of Columbia (Washington, […]