"Mary Caroline Richards" was an American poet, potter and writer, best known for her book Centering in Pottery, Poetry and the Person. Educated at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, and at the University of California, Berkeley/University of California at Berkeley, she taught English at the Central Washington University/Central Washington College of Education and the University of Chicago, but in 1945 became a faculty member of the notoriously experimental Black Mountain College in North Carolina.
Later in life she taught art at the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality (ICCS) at Holy Names College (now Holy Names University). ICCS was founded by former Roman Catholic and current Episcopal Church (United States)/Episcopal priest Matthew Fox (priest).
She was married in 1943 to Vernon Young (marriage dissolved), and secondly in 1945 to Bill Levi (marriage dissolved).
The correspondence between Mary Richards and James Herlihy is preserved at the University of Delaware Library.More M. C. Richards on Wikipedia.