Marjorie Maddox

Director of Creative Writing and Professor of English at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published Perpendicular As I (Sandstone Book Award); Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (WordTech Editions); Weeknights at the Cathedral (Yellowglen Prize); When the Wood Clacks Out Your Name: Baseball Poems (Redgreene Press); six chapter books, and over 350 poems, stories, and essays in such journals and anthologies as Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry, A Fine Frenzy: Poets on Shakespeare, and Hurricane Blues. She is the co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press 2005) and author of two children’s books from Boyds Mills Press: A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry (2008) and  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, and Louisiana University Press’s Yellow Shoe Book Award. The recipient of numerous honors, Marjorie lives with her husband and two children in Williamsport, PA. For more information and reviews, please see http://www.lhup.edu/mmaddoxh/biography.htm