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Linda Parsons Marion is the poetry editor of Now & Then magazine and the author of Home Fires. Her poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Cornbread Nation 2, Negative Capability, Nimrod, Potomac Review, CALYX, Helicon Nine, Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, among others. Her work was nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize, and she has received two literary fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission, among other awards. Essays and poems have also appeared in The Movable Nest (Helicon Nine Editions, 2007), Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia (University Press of Kentucky, 2003), Her Words: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Appalachian Women’s Poetry (University of Tennessee Press, 2002), and Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survival (University of Georgia Press, 1999). Marion is an editor at the University of Tennessee and lives in Knoxville with her husband, poet Jeff Daniel Marion.


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