Mary Pinard

Mary Pinard teaches in the Arts & Humanities Division at Babson College. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals, and she has published critical essays on poets, including Lorine Niedecker and Alice Oswald. Portal, her collection of poems, was published by Salmon Press. She was born and raised in Seattle. For more information, please visit

Staying Loss by Mary Pinard

    It’s the staying intent on, the insistence of a pursuit, pursuing de- spite distractions, not settling for anything less than absorption, a remove from all the everyday relent- lessness of the fruitless, that long end-of-winter- but-still-cold numbing numb- ness, ness, ness, nonetheless necessary for finding the core of […]