Mary Jo Salter
Mary Jo Salter (poetry) is the author of The Surveyors, forthcoming from Knopf in August 2017, as well as seven other poetry collections from Knopf, including Nothing by Design and A Phone Call to the Future: Selected Poems. Her edition of The Selected Poems of Amy Clampitt was published by Knopf. She has written a book for children, The Moon Comes Home (Knopf), and, with Margaret Ferguson and Jon Stallworthy, co-edited the fourth and fifth editions of The Norton Anthology of Poetry (W.W. Norton). She has held the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bogliasco, Rockefeller, Ingram Merrill, and Guggenheim foundations. A series of songs, Rooms of Light, written by jazz composer and pianist Fred Hersch to her lyrics, was performed at Lincoln Center. Salter is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and lives in Baltimore.