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Marc Harshman

Author's Bio

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.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Green-Silver and Silent (Bottom Dog Press, 2012)
Chapbooks:
Local Journeys (Finishing Line Press, 2004), Rose of Sharon (Mad River Press, 1999), Turning Out the Stones (State Street Press, 1983)
Anthologies:
Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing (University of Arizona Press, 2009), Learning By Heart (University of Iowa Press, 1999), Wild Song (University of Georgia Press, 1998), A Gathering of Poets (Kent State University Press, 1992)
Journals:
5 A.M., ABZ, Anglican Theological Review, Appalachian Heritage, Atlanta Review, Bateau, Blueline, Chariton Review, Cider Press Review, Equinox, Forge, Fourteen Hills, Gargoyle Magazine, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Hamilton Stone Review, Newport Review, Passages North, Pilgrimage, Poetry Now, Poetry Salzburg Review, Shenandoah, Slipstream, Stringtown, Sycamore Review, Tears in the Fence, The Alembic, The Bitter Oleander, The Emerson Review, The Georgia Review, The Progressive, The Sierra Nevada Review, The Tusculum Review, Theology Today, Third Wednesday, Wilderness
Prizes:
Short Short Contest Award, Literal Latte, 2010. Flash Fiction Contest winner, Newport Review, 2009. Recipient of Children’s Literature Fellowship, WV Arts Commission, 2008. Recipient of Poetry Fellowship, WV Arts Commission, 2000

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Poets: William Bronk Lorine Nedecker Jean Follain Elizabeth Jennings George Mackay Brown Janet Lewis Gael Turnbull

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Listing last updated: August 22, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Randolph County, IN
Raised in:
Randolph County, IN
Agent:
Liza Pulitzer-Voges

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