Marc Harshman

Wheeling, WV 26003

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

Believe What You Can
(West Virginia University Press, 2016)
, Green-Silver and Silent
(Bottom Dog Press, 2012)
A Gathering of Poets
(Kent State University Press, 1992)
, 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)
5 A.M., ABZ, Anglican Theological Review, Appalachian Heritage, Atlanta Review, Bateau, Blueline, Bryant Literary Review, Chariton Review, Cider Press Review, Cleaver Magazine, Equinox, Forge, Fourteen Hills, Gargoyle Magazine, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Hamilton Stone Review, Kestrel, Newport Review, Now & Then, Oberon, Passages North, Pilgrimage, Poetry Now, Poetry Salzburg Review, Scintilla Magazine, Shenandoah, Slipstream, Steel Toe Review, Still, Storm Cellar, 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, Yellow Chair Review
Local Journeys
(Finishing Line Press, 2004)
, Rose of Sharon
(Mad River Press, 1999)
, Turning Out the Stones
(State Street Press, 1983)
Prizes Won: 
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

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Randolph County
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Randolph County, IN
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Last updated: Oct 06, 2016