Mary Karr

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Birthday
16, 1955
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1955 (age 64)
Birthplace
Texas

About

Pushcart Prize-winning poet and author known for The Devil's Tour and The Liars' Club. The latter work, a darkly humorous childhood memoir, remained on the New York Times Best-Seller List for more than a year.

Before Fame

She attended Macalester College and Goddard College. She published her debut poetry collection, Abacus, in 1987.

Trivia

She was a professor of English at Syracuse University.

Family Life

She was married to Michael Milburn, with whom she had a child. After her divorce, she briefly dated David Foster Wallace.

Associated With

Her poetry was greatly influenced by the work of fellow American poet Etheridge Knight.