Maggie Hess

245 McDowell St.
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 
423 963 2512

Author's Bio

Quaker poet, Maggie Hess is a brave survivor of her diagnosis of schizo-affective disorder and now she knows a saner peace than most have seen, so her story is a ladder. 36 poems of Maggie Hess appear in journals ranging from Tule to Blue Fifth to Skyhorse. Maggie won the Leidig Poetry Award judged by Linda Pastan and the May B Smith writing award and has self published numerous chapbooks. Maggie also recently won honorable mention in Wild Leek's Chapbook Contest judged by Ron Rash.

Publications and Prizes

Journals: 
A! Magazine for the Arts, Alehouse Press, Blue Fifth Review, Cobalt Review, Friends Journal, Milk Sugar, Postcard Poems and Prose, S/tick, Tule Review
Prizes Won: 
“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.  Honorable mention in Wild Leek's Chapbook Contest judged by Ron Rash, 2017.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings by by Jalaluddin Rumi, Coleman Barks
Favorite Books: 
Lately, self development such as Rising Strong or any other book by Brene Brown, Science of Compassion by Kelly McGonigal, Wabi Sabi by Leonard Koren.
Favorite Authors: 
Errol Hess, Anna Hess, Elizabeth Vega, Eric Blevins, Joy Anna Hodges, Libby Jones, Felicia Mitchell, Rumi, Basho, Issa.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Scott County, Virginia
Raised in: 
Bristol, TN
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Last updated: Nov 05, 2017