Lois Marie Harrod

Poet

Hopewell, NJ 08525
Phone: 
(609) 466-1945

Author's Bio

Lois Marie Harrod’s 17th and most recent collection Woman won the 2019 Blue Lyra Chapbook contest.  Her Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016 from Five Oaks. Her chapbook And She Took the Heart appeared in January 2016, and Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays), and Brief Term, a collection of poems about teachers and teaching was published by Black Buzzard Press, 2011. Cosmogony won the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook (Iowa State). Previous publications include the chapbook Firmament (2007); the chapbook Put Your Sorry Side Out  (2005); Spelling the World Backward (2000); the chapbook This Is a Story You Already Know (l999); Part of the Deeper Sea (1997); the chapbook Green Snake Riding  (l994), Crazy Alice (l991) Every Twinge a Verdict  (l987). She has received five fellowship/residencies from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and three fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Over 1000 of her poems and several short stories have been published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She has received 3 fellowships from the NJ Council on the Arts. A Dodge poet, she has read 4 times at Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festivals. She teaches Creative Writing fall semesters at The College of New Jersey and literature at the Evergreen Forum, PSRC, Princeton, NJ. Links to her online work at www.loismarieharrod.org

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Cool Women Volume 3 (Cool Women Press, 2005)
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Cool Women Vol II & I (Cool Women Press, 2002)
Books:
And She Took the Heart (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, 2016)
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Nightmares of the Minor Poet (Five Oaks Press, 2016)
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Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove, 2013)
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Brief Term (Black Buzzard Press, 2010)
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Cosmogony (Iowa State University Press, 2010)
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Furniture (Grayson Books, 2008)
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Firmament (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
,
Put Your Sorry Side Out (Concrete Wolf, 2005)
,
Spelling the World Backwards (Palanquin Press, 2000)
,
This Is a Story You Already Know (Palanquin Press, 1999)
,
Part of the Deeper Sea (Palanquin Press, 1997)
,
Crazy Alice (Cool Women Press, 1991)
,
Every Twinge a Verdict (Cool Women Press, 1987)
Journal:
Crazy Alice
Prizes won: 

Lois Marie Harrod’s 17th and most recent collection Woman won the 2019 Blue Lyra Chapbook contest.   The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays). Cosmogony won the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook (Iowa State). Furniture won the  2008  Grayson Chapbook Prize.  She has received five fellowship/residencies from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and three fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts.  She has received 3 fellowships from the NJ Council on the Arts. A Dodge poet, she has read 4 times at Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festivals.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Teachers, Teenagers
Born in: 
Coshocton
Raised in: 
OH
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Last update: Jun 19, 2019