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BIO – Marc Harshman is the new poet laureate of West Virginia. A full-length collection of poems, GREEN-SILVER AND SILENT, has just been published by Bottom Dog Press. Four chapbooks of poems include ROSE OF SHARON, Mad River Press, MA. Periodical publications include Shenandoah, The Georgia Review, The Progressive, Appalachian Heritage, and Fourteen Hills. Poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona. Short prose works have recently been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His eleven children’s books include THE STORM, a Smithsonian Notable Book. His children's books have also been published in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Danish, and Swedish. He has three new children’s titles forthcoming. He lives in Wheeling, West Virginia and holds degrees from Bethany College, Yale University Divinity School, and the University of Pittsburgh.