MARCELLA REMUND is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a South Dakota transplant, where she taught Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. 


Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is the author two books of poetry, The Sea is My Ugly Twin (Finishing Line Press 2018), and The Book of Crooked Prayer (Finishing Line Press 2020).

In addition to her own writing and university teaching, Marcella has been teaching writer-ly classes and giving presentations in public community education settings for more than 20 years. These classes include a broad range of subjects, including beginning creative writing, journaling, dream journaling, an introduction to the Magdalene Laundries of Ireland, and more.


Marcella and her husband live in southeastern South Dakota, in a multi-generational, multi-species home.


The Book of Crooked PrayerHonorable Mention, Stevens Poetry

      Manuscript Competition, National Organization of State Poetry            Societies

"Evolution," First Place Poetry, Judge Odilia Galván Rodríguez

"Letter to My Father," Finalist, Nancy Hargrove Editor’s Prize

"St. Joan of Arc" (first published as "Maid of Fire"), Runner Up, Rita          Dove Poetry Award, judge Molly Peacock

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