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 and anthologies. She is the author of a chapbook, The Sea is My Ugly Twin (Finishing Line Press 2018), and her first full-length collection, The Book of Crooked Prayer, is out from Finishing Line in July 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.
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