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Mary Karr is the author of four volumes of poetry, including the most recent collection, "Sinners Welcome" (HarperCollins, 2006). Her poems and essays have won Pushcart prizes and have appeared in "The New Yorker, The Atlantic" and "Parnassus." Her memoir, "The Liar's Club," was a New York Timesbest-seller for more than a year. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry and the Whiting Award, she is the Peck Professor of English at Syracuse University and lives in New York City.