Ellen McGrath Smith Awarded Fall 2012 Orlando Creative Nonfiction Prize
ELLEN MCGRATH SMITH teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic program. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Quiddity, Now Culture, Sententia, The American Poetry Review, Cerise, The Same, Kestrel, Oranges & Sardines, Diner, 5 a.m., Oxford Magazine, The Prose Poem, Southern PoetryReview, Descant (Canada), and others. Anthology publications include: For a Living: The Poetry of Work (U. of Illinois), Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv (Red Hen), Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos), In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (U. of Iowa), and Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry (Autumn House). Flash fiction published or forthcoming in Weave, Switchback, Thickjam, Thumbnail, The Shadyside Review, and Atticus Review. Her poetry has been recognized with an Academy of American Poets award, a Rainmaker Award from Zone 3 magazine, and, more recently, a 2007 Individual Artist grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Ellen’s winning essay, “The Locust: A Foundational Narrative,” was published in Issue No. 13 of the Los Angeles Review.