About Mary Beth

Mary Beth Hines grew up in Massachusetts where she spent Saturday afternoons falling in love with stories and poems in the Waltham Public Library. She earned a bachelor of arts in English from The College of the Holy Cross, and studied for a year at Durham University in England. Following a career in public service (Volpe Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts) leading national outreach, communications, and workforce programs, she began a regular creative writing practice. She is an award-winning poet and recent Pushcart nominee for fiction whose work appears in literary journals and anthologies nationally and abroad. When not reading or writing, Mary Beth swims, walks in the woods, travels with her husband, and enjoys life with their family, including their two beloved grandchildren.


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