By Marjorie Maddox
"Marjorie Maddox's most recent booklet bargains visions of catastrophe, tempered by means of a mother's wish. In taut language, those poems movement into the heart of favourite tragedies, usually lifted from the news--9/11, tuition shootings, kidnappings, floods, and hurricanes--rendering each own. Local information from somewhere Else is a reminder that what separates us from destruction are sheer success (or grace) and the insistence of existence itself."
--Shara McCallum, writer of This unusual Land and The Face of Water: New and chosen Poems
"Marjorie Maddox brings us Local information from somewhere Else, a 'brief alphabet of grief,' 'where loss . . . flies quickest / within the smallest of words': hurricanes, fires, tuition shootings, mine cave-ins. yet she is usually a reporter of pleasure: births, barbecues, retirement events, lodge rooms with 'the hundred-plus / channels of cable / deliciously at our command.' 'We are in love / with room carrier at midnight,' Maddox writes, and you'll be too."
--Barbara Crooker, writer of Gold
"Marjorie Maddox's poems circulation with religion and style during the violent landscapes of latest the US, throughout the humdrum chores of parenting and paintings, throughout the skinny areas that divide the residing from the useless. Hers is a poetry haunted via the presence of survivors, and, as she confesses, 'What we carry / is ourselves conserving on.' within the present of her deeply reflective poems, we glimpse 'the unhappy pleasure that shall we her see / all that the area is.'"
--Todd Davis, writer of In the dominion of the Ditch and The Least of These
Marjorie Maddox is Director of inventive Writing and Professor of English at Lock Haven collage. She is the writer of Local information from somewhere Else (Wipf & inventory 2013); Perpendicular As I (1994 Sandstone booklet Award); Weeknights on the Cathedral (2006); Transplant, delivery, Transubstantiation (2004 Yellowglen Prize); When the wooden Clacks Out Your identify: Baseball Poems (2001 Redgreene Press Chapbook Winner); Body Parts (1999); Ecclesia (1997); How to slot God right into a Poem (1993 Painted Bride Chapbook Winner); and Nightrider to Edinburgh (1986 Amelia Chapbook Winner), in addition to over 450 poems, tales, and essays in journals and anthologies. She is the co-editor, with Jerry Wemple, of Common Wealth: modern Poets on Pennsylvania (2005) and children’s books, A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry (2008) and Rules of the sport: Baseball Poems (2009). Working Poet: seventy five Writing routines and a Poetry Anthology and The operating Poet II include 3 of her pedagogical essays, together with poems by means of her former scholars. Her memoir essay, "Going precisely the place we wish to Go," is incorporated in Fast holiday to Line holiday: Poets at the artwork of Basketball, edited through Todd Davis. Marjorie studied with A. R. Ammons, Robert Morgan, Phyllis Janowitz, and Ken McClane at Cornell, the place she obtained her MFA in poetry in 1989. Maddox got an MA in English on the college of Louisville and a BA in Literature at Wheaton collage. She lives together with her husband and little ones in Williamsport, PA, birthplace of Little League and residential of the Little League global sequence. She is the nice grandniece of baseball legend department Rickey, the overall supervisor of the Brooklyn Dodgers who helped holiday the colour barrier through signing Jackie Robinson.
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