Marty Mcconnell

Image result for Marty McConnellMARTY McCONNELL is the author of two poetry collections: winner of the 2017 Michael Waters Poetry Prize,  when they say you can’t go home again, what they mean is you were never there (Southern Indiana University Press, 2018) and winner of the Silver Medal in Independent Publishers Award,  Wine for a Shotgun (EM Press, 2012). She also authored the nonfiction book, Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Poetry Workshop (YesYes Books, 2018).

McConnell is also a seven-time National Poetry Slam team member, the 2012 National Underground Poetry Individual Competition (NUPIC) Champion, and appeared twice on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2014; Bullets & ButterfliesQueer Spoken Word Poetry; A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry; City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry; and Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Movement, as well as journals including Bellevue Literary Review, Willow Springs, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Crab Orchard, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among many others.