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Maggie Hess

Author's Bio

Maggie Hess was raised on a tobacco farm with a barn, a creek, and a beautiful view in Southwest Virginia until the age of four when she moved in to her family’s new urban homestead in Bristol, Tennessee. A student at Berea College, last year Maggie worked at BC NOW! in the news writer position which she is excited that she will continue to hold this year. Developing writing as a theme of her life, Maggie is an English major with a concentration in Writing. She has had her poems published in internationally recognized magazine, Friends Journal, and has received numerous awards for poetry and essays. Maggie was one of the Spring 2010 honorees with the May B. Smith English Composition Award. Former Maryland Poet Laureate, Linda Pastan, awarded Maggie the Leidig Poetry Prize at her first college, Emory and Henry. In her spare time, Maggie likes walking, swimming, drinking chamomile tea, and meditating at Quaker Meeting.

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
A! Magazine for the Arts, Alehouse Press, Blue Fifth Review, Friends Journal, Milk Sugar
Prizes:
“My Ritual” Awarded May B. Smith English Composition Award for April 2010. “Peace in Role Play” awarded the Leidig Poetry Prize and published in A! Magazine, 2006. Awarded Second Place in the First-Year Essay Contest, 2002.

Maggie Hess Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv, remembering rapture: the writer at work by bell hooks, Swan by Mary Oliver
Favorite Books:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott One Day in Maine by Robert McClosky
Favorite Authors:
Barbara Kingsolver Mary Oliver Felicia Mitchell Libby Jones Errol Hess

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Listing last updated: June 14, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Appalachian, Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Washington County, VA
Raised in:
Bristol, TN

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