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Marian Haddad

Marian Haddad

  • 3711 Medical Drive Suite #1511
    San Antonio, TX 78229
  • Phone: (210) 859-7750
  • E-mail: haddadmarian@aol.com

Author's Bio

Marian Haddad is a poet/writer/ lecturer/creative writing workshop instructor/visiting writer/keynote speaker/and manuscript & publishing consultant who has published two full length poetry collections (Pecan Grove) and a chapbook of poems invited by Texas Public Radio. Her clients/students have a high success rate in publishing & placing/winning literary/book awards. Works in progress include a book of poems, IN THIS CITY OF SAINTS and a book of personal essays, THESE LANGUAGES INSIDE OUR HOUSE. She holds a BA [UTEP] & MFA [San Diego State] in creative writing. She's an NEH recipient to study philosophy at U of Notre Dame & studied the prose poem @ Emerson. Her 2004 collection approached a 5th printing and was a Small Press Distribution notable book.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Wildflower. Stone. (Pecan Grove Press, 2011), Somewhere between Mexico and a River Called Home (Pecan Grove Press, 2004)
Chapbooks:
Saturn Falling Down (Texas Public Radio, 2003)
Anthologies:
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets Respond to the Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of the Booksellers" (PM Press, 2012), Before there is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine Israel Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012), Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball (Michigan University Press, 2012), Improbable Worlds: an Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets (Mutabilis Press, 2011), Literary El Paso (Texas Christian University Press, 2009), POEtry & PrOsE: Commemorating E.A. Poe's 200th Birthday (Pecan Grove Press, 2009), Poetry Calendar 2009 365 Classic & Contemporary Poems (Alhambra Publishing, 2009), Art at Our Doorstep (Trinity University Press, 2008), In These Latitudes: Ten Contemporary Poets (Wings Press, 2008), Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2008), Poetry Calendar 2008: 365 Contemporary and Classic Poems (Alhambra Publishing, 2008), A Student's Treasury of Texas Poetry (Texas Christian University Press, 2007), Poetry Calendar 2007 (Alhambra Publishing, 2007), The Good Writer's Kit (Hampton-Brown, 2007), Between Heaven and Texas (University of Texas Press, 2006), Pride of Place: A Contemporary Anthology of Texas Nature Writing (University of North Texas Press, 2006), Is this Forever or What?: Poems & Paintings from Texas (Greenwillow Books, 2004), San Antonio in Color (Trinity University Press, 2004), Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab & Arab American Women on Writing (Praeger Publishers, 2004), Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab & Arab American Women on Writing (Praeger Publishers, 2004), Stories from Where We Live: the California Coast (Milkweed Editions, 2001)
Journals:
Bat City Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, BorderSenses, Dark Horses, Knot Magazine, Mizna: Prose, Poetry, Art Exploring Arab America , Pecan Grove Review, Poet Magazine, Redactions, Rio Grande Review, Sin Fronteras, Sukoon Magazine, Texas Observer, The Handmaiden
Prizes:
Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes

Marian Haddad Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, The Book of Colors by Raymond Barfield
Favorite Books:
The First Four Books of Poems & The Second Four Books of Poems by W.S. Merwin, Thieves of Paradise by Yusef Komunyakaa, Words under the Words by Naomi Shihab Nye, Legend by Glover Davis, Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros, Loving Pedro Infante by Denise Chavez, My Own Country by Abraham Verghese, Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin, The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot, Tolstoy: A Confession, Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre, Frankenstein
Favorite Authors:
W.S. Merwin, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sharon Olds, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sandra Cisneros, Lucie Brock-Broido, Abraham Verghese, William Carlos Williams, Glover Davis, T.S. Eliot, Theodore Roethke, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Denise Chavez

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: July 16, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Arab American, Christian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Arabic
Born in:
El Paso, TX
Raised in:
El Paso, TX

Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • August 8, 2015
    Round Rock Public Library (Reading)
    Round Rock Texas, TX
  • August 8, 2015
    Round Rock Public Library (Reading)
    Round Rock Texas, TX

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