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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 three books of poetry, Finger Bones & Other Relics (Three Graces Press, 2008) 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 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.


"Timber," Second Place, Portrait Category, South Dakota State

      Poetry Society Annual Contest

"Caught," First Prize, Ó Bhéal (Cork Ireland) Five Word International          Poetry Competition, Judge Maurice Riordan

The Book of Crooked PrayerHonorable 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

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