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A founder, with Larry Levis, of The Missouri Review,
poet MARCIA SOUTHWICK taught for several years at the University of
Lincoln. She is the author of The Night Won't Save Anyone
(U of Georgia P, 1980) and
Why the River Disappears (Carnegie-Mellon UP, 1989).
In 1998 she won the Field Poetry Prize for her forthcoming
collection A Saturday Night at the Flying Dog & Other Poems (Oberlin
College Press). A poem will be included in the 1999
Best American Poems, edited by David Lehman and Robert
She has taught creative writing at several universities, including
the Iowa Writers' Workshop,
the Warren Wilson MFA program, and the University of New Mexico in
Albuquerque, where she is now a visiting associate professor.
She lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, the
physicist and Nobel Laureate
Gell-Mann, and her son, Nicholas Southwick Levis.