Marjorie Moorhead Wins Sheila-Na-Gig online’s Summer Contest
Sheila-Na-Gig online congratulates Marjorie Moorehead of New Hampshire on winning our Summer Poetry Contest. Her poems “Let This Day,” “Moon, Deer, Mountains, Stars,” and “Provincetown Night” will appear in our upcoming issue in June. Marjorie’s work addresses survival, adaptation, appreciation, and concern about the way we live with one another and the planet. She has two chapbooks, is included in many anthologies, and several literary journal sites. Happy to have found the poetry community, Marjorie meets with poetry and prompt writing groups as well as attending as many author readings as she can. Zoom has been a silver lining to the otherwise horrible pandemic year we’ve all had.
Other contest participants selected for publication include: Wendy Maclean, Megan Merchant, Roberta Schultz, Dawn Terpstra, Pamela Wax, and Richard Westheimer
I co-founded the small press poetry magazine Sheila-Na-Gig in California in 1990. I ran the press for 10 years, producing 14 print copies of the journal. I now hold a Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature from Ohio University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. I am currently an Associate Professor of English at Ohio University Southern, where I teach courses in composition, American literature, and creative writing. My poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Brock Review, Proteus, Rattle, Spillway, and the critical anthologies, The Body in Medical Culture; On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs; and Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror.