About Mary Kurtz

Mary’s work has appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, The Hong Kong Review, The Colorado Sun, Ruminate Magazine, Braided Way, BlueHouse Journal, Speckled Trout Review, and The Writers Workshop Review among others. Her first collection of essays, At Home in the Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place and the West, was recognized as a 2012 Regional Nonfiction Finalist by the National Indie Excellence Book Award program. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Apertures, Findings from a Rural Life is her second collection. Mary finds inspiration for her writing in the landscape of rural northwestern Colorado where she and her husband raise hay and quarter horses. Visit her at www.marybkurtz.com and view the landscape she writes about.