Maril Crabtree

6045 Martway No. 104
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 484-1733

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

Publications and Prizes

2014 Poet's Market
(Writer's Digest Books, 2014)
, Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems
(Woodley Press, 2011)
, Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems
(Woodley Press, 2011)
, Earth Tones
(Vergin Press, 1994)
, Fresh Water: Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams
(Pudding House Publications, 2002)
, I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted
(Papier-Mache Press, 1994)
, If I Had My Life to Live Over
(Papier-Mache Press, 1992)
, Imagination & Place: Weather
(Imagination & Place Press, 2012)
, Improbable Worlds
(Mutabilis Press, 2014)
, Sacred Feathers: The Power of One Feather to Change Your Life
(Adams Media, 2003)
, Sacred Stones: How the Power of the Earth Can Change Your Life
(Adams Media, 2005)
, The Circle Continues
(Innisfree Press, 2001)
, To the Stars Through Difficulties
(Woodley Press, 2012)
, Unsent Letters: Writing to Resolve and Renew
(F&W Press, 2002)
, Well-Versed
(Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild, 2014)
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
Moving On
(Pudding House Press, 2010)
, Tying the Light
(Finishing Line Press, 2014)

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European American
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Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists
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Memphis, United States
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New Orleans, LA, United States
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Last updated: Jul 05, 2016