Poetry Sunday: Mary E. Cronin

Feb 14, 2016

Poet Mary E. Cronin
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On Poetry Sunday, Mary E. Cronin reads her poem, "Running in Flip Flops."

Mary says, "In Running in Flip Flops I'm trying to capture the way that Cape Cod kids inhabit their world with confidence and ease. So many people come to visit and enjoy this beautiful place. But Cape Cod kids? They own it."

Mary E. Cronin is a children’s writer who lives in Harwich and teaches English and Early Childhood Education at Cape Cod Community College and at Bridgewater-Cape Cod.  She also teaches creative writing at Barnstable County Correctional Facility and is an early literacy trainer for Cape Cod Child Development. Mary's poetry has been published in anthologies and children’s magazines; her essays have been featured in the Cape Cod Times, Shewired.com, and on WCAI-FM. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently at work on a middle-grade novel set in Orleans and Provincetown. You can reach her at www.maryecronin.com.