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Mary Rykov

 

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Membership level
Associate
First name
Mary
Last name
Rykov
Province (postal abbreviation)
ON
Country
Canada
 

ABOUT

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Location (city/town)
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Biography
Maria (Mary) Helena Auerbach Rykov

Puerto Rico-born Mary Rykov is a Toronto music therapist-researcher, editor, educator, and writer. She holds a PhD in Adult Education (OISE/UT, 2006) and an MA in Music Therapy (NYU, 1995). Her songs, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction appear in various venues. She freelances as a writing mentor and editor in multiple genres and serves as proofreader and slush pile back-up reader for Pulp Literature Press.

When not playing with words or music, Mary is a compulsive knitter and an ardent dandelion enthusiast, cyclist, and foodie. Aside from eagle eyes and a quick wit, she sadly lacks any other redeeming qualities or practical skills.

http://www.maryrykov.com

"The advantage of poetry over life is that poetry, if it is sharp enough, may last." — Louise Glück
 

PUBLICATIONS AND RECOGNITION

Books and other publications
some conditions apply: poems. [book] Forthcoming Fall 2019, Inanna Publications.

music at a time like this. [compact disc] 2006, Music Therapy Services.
Awards and other achievements
2017. Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers, creative nonfiction.

2016. Pushcart Prize nomination for ‘Taraxacum officinale’.

2015. Ted Plantos Memorial Award (shared) for new poets and emerging writers to finance cost of manuscript submissions.

2015. Sage Hill Directors’ Bursary for “Re-Enactive Poetry: Vision and Revision” Summer Poetry Workshop, July 20–30 with Steven Heighton.

2015. Arc Poetry mentorship with poet-in-residence Marilyn Dumont.

2014. Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for ‘Puertorriqueña’ in The Caribbean Writer 28.
Genres
  • Print poetry
  • Spoken word
  • Prose poetry
Genres (non-poetry)
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Academic writing
  • Literary fiction
Genres (other)
music-evoked imagery facilitator for writers and artists

singer song-writer
 

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mary[at]maryrykov.com
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Province
  • Ontario
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