Marjorie Maddox

Fiction Writer, Poet

English Department Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: 
570-484-2044

Author's Bio

For a list of my books, reviews, awards, and upcoming events, please see http://community.lhup.edu/mmaddoxh/biography.htm

Director of Creative Writing and Professor of English at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published Local News from Someplace Else (Wipf & Stock 2013); Weeknights at the Cathedral (WordTech Editions 2006); Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (2004 Yellowglen Prize); Perpendicular As I (1994 Sandstone Book Award; reissued as an ebook in 2013); When the Wood Clacks Out Your Name: Baseball Poems (2001 Redgreene Press Prize); five chapbooks, and over 400 poems, stories, and essays in journals and anthologies. She is the co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (PSU Press 2005) and author of two children’s books from Boyds Mills Press: A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry (2008) and The Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems (2009). Her short story collection, What She Was Saying, was one of three finalists for the Katherine Anne Porter Book Award, and a semifinalist for Leapfrog Press’s book competition, Eastern Washington University’s Spokane Fiction Book Award, Black Lawrence Press' Hudson Prize, and Louisiana University Press’s Yellow Shoe Book Award. The recipient of numerous honors, including a Sage Graduate Fellowship from Cornell University (MFA) and Pushcart Prize nominations in poetry and fiction, Marjorie lives with her husband and two children in Williamsport, PA. The great grandniece of Branch Rickey, the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who helped break the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson, she gives readings and school visits around the country.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthologies:
A Fine Excess: Contemporary Literature at Play (Sarabande Books, 2010)
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Dirt: An Anthology (New Yinzer, 2010)
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Hurricane Blues (, 2007)
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Knowing Stones: Poems of Exotic Places (John Gordon Burke Publications, 1999)
Journals:
Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature
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American Literary Review
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Arabesques Review
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Art Times
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Ellipsis
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US Catholic
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Watershed

Poetry

Anthologies:
Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude (Holy Cow! Press, 2009)
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Broken Lane: Poems of Brooklyn (New York University Press, 2007)
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Hey You! Poems to Skyscrapers, Mosquitoes, and Other Fun Things (Harper Collins, 2007)
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A Fine Frenzy: Contemporary Poets on Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press, 2005)
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Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (co-editor w/ J Wemple) (PSU Press, 2005)
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Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry (Monitor Book Company, 1985)
Books:
Local News from Someplace Else (Wipf and Stock, 2013)
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Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems (Boyds Mills Press, 2009)
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A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry (Boyds Mills Press, 2008)
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Weeknights at the Cathedral (WordTech Editions, 2006)
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Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (WordTech Editions, 2005)
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Perpendicular As I (Author's Guild Backinprint.com Edition, 2003)
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When the Wood Clacks Out Your Name: Baseball Poems (Redgreene Press, 2001)
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Body Parts (Anamnesis Press, 1999)
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Ecclesia (Franciscan University Press, 1997)
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Perpendicular As I (Sandstone Press, 1995)
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How to Fit God Into a Poem (Painted Bride Quarterly, 1993)
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Nightrider to Edinburgh (Amelia Press, 1986)
Journals:
Anglican Theological Review
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Birmingham Poetry Review
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Christianity and Literature
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College English
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Comstock Review
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Confrontation
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Crab Orchard Review
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First Things
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Harper's Ferry
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Isotope: Journal of Nature and Science Writing
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Kansas Quarterly
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Northeast Corridor
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Poetry Magazine
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Runes: A Review of Poetry
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Tamaqua
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The Southern Quarterly
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The Women's Review of Books
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Yarrow
Prizes won: 

Please see http://community.lhup.edu/mmaddoxh/biography.htm
Numerous honors include Cornell University’s Chasen Award, the 2000 Paumanok Poetry Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Seattle Review’s Bentley Prize for Poetry, a Breadloaf Scholarship, and Pushcart Prize nominations in poetry and fiction.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus
Raised in: 
Columbus, OH
Ohio
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Last update: Oct 17, 2013