Maril Crabtree

Poet

6342 Beverly Drive
Shawnee Mission, KS 66202
Phone: 
(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 www.marilcrabtree.com

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
2014 Poet's Market (Writer's Digest Books, 2014)
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Improbable Worlds (Mutabilis Press, 2014)
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Well-Versed (Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild, 2014)
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Imagination & Place: Weather (Imagination & Place Press, 2012)
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To the Stars Through Difficulties (Woodley Press, 2012)
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Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems (Woodley Press, 2011)
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Sacred Stones: How the Power of the Earth Can Change Your Life (Adams Media, 2005)
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Sacred Feathers: The Power of One Feather to Change Your Life (Adams Media, 2003)
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Fresh Water: Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams (Pudding House Publications, 2002)
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Unsent Letters: Writing to Resolve and Renew (F&W Press, 2002)
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The Circle Continues (Innisfree Press, 2001)
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Earth Tones (Vergin Press, 1994)
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I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted (Papier-Mache Press, 1994)
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If I Had My Life to Live Over (Papier-Mache Press, 1992)
Books:
Fireflies in the Gathering Dark (Aldrich Press, 2017)
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Fireflies in the Gathering Dark (Kelsay Books, 2017)
Chapbooks:
Tying the Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
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Moving On (Pudding House Press, 2010)
Journals: ,
Alura
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ASU Canyon Voices
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Coal City Review
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Disquieting Muses
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Flint Hills Review
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Kalliope
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Kansas City Star
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Mangrove Review
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Messages from the Heart
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Mid-American Poetry Review
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New Laurel Review
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New Works Review
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Perceptions
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Persimmon Tree
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Potpourri
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Rusty Truck
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Synaesthetic
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The Same
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The Whirlwind Review
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Third Wednesday
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Thorny Locust
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Touch: The Journal of Healing
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Wild Goose Poetry Review
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Wildfire

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Naturalists/Environmentalists
Fluent in: 
French
Born in: 
Memphis
Raised in: 
New Orleans, LA
Louisiana
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Last update: Sep 16, 2018