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, 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.