Mary Hays

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Contact Information

248 English Building
608 S Wright, M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

M-Tu 11-12
Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Creative Writing (Poetry, Short Stories, Creative Non-Fiction)


  • MFA in Fiction at Murray State University
  • MA in Poetry and Fiction at The City College of New York

selected publications


  • Hays, Mary L. "Hannah: Six Months Later." Every Day Fiction. Every Day Fiction, 2017. 13 Nov. 2017. <>.
  • Hays, Mary L. "Encounter." Broad!. (a gentleperson's magazine), 2015. 59-66. 13 Sep. 2016.
  • Hays, Mary L. "Point of Reference." Another Chicago Magazine. Chicago: Left Field Press, 1998.


  • Hays, Mary L. "Ghost Lilies." The Mid-America Poetry Review. 2001.