The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-6140 or Katie Davis, artist programs coordinator, at katie.davis@oac.ohio.gov or 614-728-4421.

Mary Biddinger

Poet
Website: Artist website Website: Mary Biddinger at Black Lawrence Press

Bio

Mary Biddinger’s latest poetry collection, Department of Elegy, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in early 2022. Her poems and flash fiction have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Allium: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, Bennington Review, Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, On the Seawall, Rogue Agent, Thrush Poetry Journal, and West Trestle Review, among others. Biddinger has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. She teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Akron and NEOMFA program, and serves as poetry and poetics editor at the University of Akron Press.