Mary Biddinger is the author of numerous collections of poetry: Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), the chapbook Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), Small Enterprise (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), and The Czar (with Jay Robinson, Black Lawrence Press, 2016). She is the co-editor of a volume of essays, The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (with John Gallaher, University of Akron Press, 2011). Her sixth full-length collection, and first book of prose poems, Partial Genius, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2019, and Department of Elegy will be released in January, 2022.