Mary Rose O'Reilley portrait

Mary Rose O'Reilley

Professor Emerita of English
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
B.A., College of St. Catherine


20th-Century Poetry
Poetry as Genre
Early 20th-century
British Fiction
Literary Nonfiction

Selected Publications

Earth, Mercy: Poems. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State UP, 2013

The Love of Impermanent Things: A Threshold Economy. St. Paul: Milkweed Editions, 2006.

Half Wild: Poems (Walt Whitman Award). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2006.

The Garden at Night: Burnout and Breakdown in the Teaching Life. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005.

The Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd. St. Paul: Milkweed Editions, 2000.

Radical Presence: Teaching as Contemplative Practice. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1998.

The Peaceable Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1993.