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Maril Crabtree

Author's Bio

Maril Crabtree grew up in Memphis and New Orleans but calls the Midwest home. A former French teacher, lawyer, peace activist, environmentalist, and yoga instructor, she is grateful for poetry – hers and others’ – as the loom that weaves her life-threads together. Her most recent chapbook is Tying the Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She authored two other chapbooks: Dancing with Elvis (Top Hat & Tails Press, 2005,) and Moving On (Pudding House Press, 2010), and edited four anthologies of poetry and essays published by Adams Media. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poetry has won numerous awards, including 1st Place “Judge’s Pick” for both poetry and fiction in the anthology Well-Versed 2014. She previously served as poetry editor for Kansas City Voices. More of her work can be seen at www.marilcrabtree.com

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Tying the Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014), Moving On (Pudding House Press, 2010)
Anthologies:
2014 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books, 2014), Improbable Worlds (Mutabilis Press, 2014), Well-Versed (Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild, 2014), Imagination & Place: Weather (Imagination & Place Press, 2012), To the Stars Through Difficulties (Woodley Press, 2012), Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems (Woodley Press, 2011), Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems (Woodley Press, 2011), Sacred Stones: How the Power of the Earth Can Change Your Life (Adams Media, 2005), Sacred Feathers: The Power of One Feather to Change Your Life (Adams Media, 2003), Fresh Water: Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams (Pudding House Publications, 2002), Unsent Letters: Writing to Resolve and Renew (F&W Press, 2002), The Circle Continues (Innisfree Press, 2001), Earth Tones (Vergin Press, 1994), I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted (Papier-Mache Press, 1994), If I Had My Life to Live Over (Papier-Mache Press, 1992)
Journals:
Alura, ASU Canyon Voices, Coal City Review, Disquieting Muses, Flint Hills Review, I-70 Review, Kalliope, Kansas City Star, Kansas City Voices, Mangrove Review, Messages from the Heart, Mid-American Poetry Review, New Laurel Review, New Works Review, Passager, Perceptions, Persimmon Tree, Potpourri, Rusty Truck, Spank the Carp, Steam Ticket, Synaesthetic, The Same, The Whirlwind Review, Third Wednesday, Thorny Locust, tinywords, Touch: The Journal of Healing, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Wildfire

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Listing last updated: July 5, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Fluent in:
French
Born in:
Memphis, TN
Raised in:
New Orleans, LA

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