Marc Harshman

Poet

N/A
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 
304-243-9711

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing (University of Arizona Press, 2009)
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Learning By Heart (University of Iowa Press, 1999)
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Wild Song (University of Georgia Press, 1998)
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A Gathering of Poets (Kent State University Press, 1992)
Books:
Believe What You Can (West Virginia University Press, 2016)
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Green-Silver and Silent (Bottom Dog Press, 2012)
Chapbooks:
Local Journeys (Finishing Line Press, 2004)
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Rose of Sharon (Mad River Press, 1999)
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Turning Out the Stones (State Street Press, 1983)
Journals:
5 A.M.
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ABZ
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Anglican Theological Review
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Atlanta Review
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Cider Press Review
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Equinox
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Newport Review
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Now & Then
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Pilgrimage
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Poetry Now
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Poetry Salzburg Review
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Scintilla Magazine
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Shenandoah
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Still
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Stringtown
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Tears in the Fence
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The Alembic
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The Emerson Review
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The Progressive
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Theology Today
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Third Wednesday
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Wilderness
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Yellow Chair Review
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Randolph County
Raised in: 
Randolph County, IN
Indiana
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Last update: Jan 14, 2019