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Marcia Southwick: Bio and Bibliography

Marcia Southwick

Marcia Southwick, born in 1949 and raised in New Haven, CT., graduated from The Day Prospect Hill School in 1968. She then attended Pine Manor Junior College and Emerson College in Boston, where she received her BA in 1973 and an Alumni Achievement Award in 1981. In 1975, she graduated with an M. F. A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of The Night Won't Save Anyone (University of Georgia Press), Why the River Disappears (Carnegie Mellon University Press), and A Saturday Night at the Flying Dog and Other Poems (Oberlin College Press), the 1999 winner of the Field Poetry Prize. The recipient of a Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, two Pushcart Prizes, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Stanley B. Young Fellowship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Southwick has taught creative writing at several universities, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, The University of Colorado in Boulder, the Warren Wilson MFA Program, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and the University of New Mexico. Her poetry is included in The Best American Poetry of 1999, The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets, New American Poets of the Nineties, and in many literary journals, including The American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, and Poetry. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband, the eminent physicist Murray Gell-Mann [winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, founder of the quark]. Together they have co-chaired a seminar on Simplicity and Complexity in the Arts, the Sciences and the Creative Process, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute and Site Santa Fe. They also participated in a similar seminar organized by the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Abisko, Sweden.






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