Marsha Mathews


Humanities Division Dalton State College
Dalton, GA 30720

Author's Bio

Marsha (Caddell) Mathews, Ph.D., 1987, English, M.Div., 1996, Theology, is an author and an educator. An excerpt from her novel, “More than a Mess of Greens,” appears in The Broad River Review. Her first book of poems, Northbound Single-Lane follows a single mother who leaves behind all she knows, except for her children, and heads north (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Her second book, love poems, Sunglow & A Tuft of Nottingham Lace, was published by Red Berry Editions, 2011. Her third book of poems, Hallelujah Voices, set in Appalachia, draws from Marsha’s experience as an Ordained Pastor in the 1990s (Aldrich Press, 2012). Each book is available at Marsha’s work appears in literary magazines and quarterlies, such as Appalachian Heritage, Fourth River, Greensboro Review, Kansas Quarterly, Inkwell, Pembroke, Raleigh Review, Relief: A Christian Literary Expression, and Third Wednesday. Marsha has poems in Indie-notable anthologies, Touching: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire, and Child of my Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents, Marsha is a member on the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and a member of Georgia Writers Association. Marsha is an Associate Professor at Dalton State College and the advisor for the campus literary magazine, Tributaries.

Publications & Prizes

Child of My Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents (Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises, 2011)
Touching Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire (Fearless Books, 2011)
Zeus Seduces the Wicked Stepmother in the Saloon of the Gingerbread House: Myth, Fairy Tale & Legend for the 21st Century (Winterhawk Press, 2008)
1 in 3 Women with Cancer Confront an Epidemic (Cleis Press, 1991)
Sunglow & A Tuft of Nottingham Lace (Red Berry Editions, 2011)
Hallelujah Voices (Aldrich Press, 2012)
Northbound Single-Lane (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Apalachee Quarterly
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Cache Review
Cube Literary Magazine
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Intro 13
Kansas Quarterly
Kentucky Poetry Review
Ohio Journal
Oyez Review
Pembroke Magazine
The Panhandler
The Windless Orchard
Third Wednesday
Voices International
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Marsha’s Sunglow & A Tuft of Nottingham Lace won the Red Berry Editions 2011 Chapbook Award. Her poem “Pastor Visits Parishioner” was a finalist in the 2011 Rash Awards and published in The Broad River Review. Silas House selected Marsha’s novel excerpt “More than a Mess of Greens” as one of the top three finalists for the 2012 Rash Awards.

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Lightered by Van K. Brock, Blue Trajectory by Janelle Elyse Kihlstrom, Serena by Ron Rash

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Last update: Nov 14, 2018