MARCELLA REMUND is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and a South Dakota transplant. 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).
Marcella strongly believes in writers and writing as an essential part of COMMUNITY. She taught composition, literature, and creative writing at the University of South Dakota for over two decades. She also teaches writerly online and community ed classes in beginning creative writing, journaling, haiku, dream journaling, an introduction to the Magdalene Laundries of Ireland, and more.
Marcella and her husband live in a multi-species home in southeastern South Dakota, where they can hear the coyotes sing along the Missouri River.
HONORS & PRIZES
"Caught," First Prize, Ó Bhéal (Cork Ireland) Five Word International Poetry Competition, Judge Maurice Riordan
The Book of Crooked Prayer, Honorable Mention, Stevens Poetry
Manuscript Competition, National Organization of State Poetry Societies
"Evolution," First Place Poetry, Switchgrass Review, 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