M. B. McLatchey

Florida, United States

Member Since: 10/25/2012

M.B. McLatchey’s most recent poetry awards include the May Swenson Award for her collection of poems titled, The Lame God; the American Poet Prize; the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry; and the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award.  A widely published poet and scholar with an extensive background in literature, philosophy, and ancient and modern languages, she has received numerous awards including the Harvard University Danforth Prize, the Harvard/Radcliffe Prize for Literary Scholarship, and the Brown University Elmer Smith Award for Teaching.  She holds degrees in comparative literature and languages, in teaching, and in English literature from Harvard University, Brown University, and Williams College, as well as the MFA from Goddard College. Currently, she is a Professor of Classics at Embry-Riddle University in Florida. 

Website: www.mbmclatchey.com


  • The Lame God: Poems , Utah State University Press (October 15, 2013)
  • Primary Sources: The Great Works of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle Ages (August 2011)
  • Advantages of Believing , Finishing Line Press (May 10, 2015)


  • May Swenson Poetry Award (2013)
  • Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County(2015)
  • American Poet Prize from American Poetry Journal(2012)


  • Associate Professor, Humanities at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (August 2010 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Goddard College (May 2001)
  • Master of Arts in Comparative Literature from Harvard University (May 1996)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University (May 1982)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry