Virology by Mary Buchinger

Virology by Mary Buchinger

poems by Mary Buchinger


“These poems are serious the way flowers are.  They build from an inner sensitivity to measurements, unrealized forms, to what it is that lies under the limits and expand what it is we can touch and see. I found much pleasure in sitting back with them, with analyzing and holding them at a distance so I could see what they had made of themselves. Out of sickness (o rose) into health.”

Fanny Howe, author of Manimal Woe and Love and I

Excerpt from Novel

About the Author

Mary Buchinger is the author of five collections of poetry, including /klaʊdz/ (2021), e i n f ü h l u n g/in feeling (2018), Aerialist (2015), and Navigating the Reach (forthcoming). Her work has appeared in AGNI, DIAGRAM, phoebe, Plume, Salamander, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. Buchinger grew up in rural Michigan, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, and earned a doctorate in linguistics from Boston University. She serves on the board of the New England Poetry Club and teaches at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. (;