MARCELLA REMUND is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a South Dakota transplant, where she teaches at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She also serves as Faculty Advisor for the University’s only creative writing & literary student organization, the Vermillion Literary Project (VLP).
Her poems have appeared in numerous journals. Her chapbook, The Sea is My Ugly Twin, is out from Finishing Line Press in 2018, and her first full-length collection, The Book of Crooked Prayer, is forthcoming from Finishing Line.
Marcella and her husband live in southeastern South Dakota, in a multi-generational, multi-species home.
HONORS & PRIZES
The Book of Crooked Prayer, Honorable 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