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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry



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McConnell lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marty McConnell transplanted herself from Chicago to New York City in 1999, after completing the first of three national tours with The Morrigan, an all-female performance poetry troupe she co-founded. She received her MFA in creative writing/poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and for nearly a decade, co-curated the flagship reading series of the New York City-based louderARTS Project. She returned to Chicago in 2009 to launch Vox Ferus, an organization dedicated to empowering and energizing individuals and communities through the written and spoken word.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Wine for a Shotgun'', *Silver Medal, Independent Publishers Awards and finalist for both the Audre Lorde Award and the Lambda Literary Awards -- ''GATHERING VOICES: CREATING A COMMUNITY- BASED POETRY WORKSHOP'', *Michael Waters Poetry Prize