Charissa Menefee


Ames, IA

Author's Bio

Charissa Menefee is a poet, playwright, and theatre maker.  She is co-director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University and artistic director of The EcoTheatre Lab. She is a recipient of a 2020-21 EST/Sloan Project Commission and has been writer-in-residence at the Utah Shakespeare Festival's New American Playwrights Project and Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts. 

Publications & Prizes

Surprised by Joy (Wising Up Press, 2018)
Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine (Hippocrates Prize / Top Edge Press, 2016)
When I Stopped Counting (Finishing Line Press, 2016)
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Footnote: A Literary Journal of History
Paddock Review
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The Wild Word

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Last update: Dec 10, 2020