Marsha de la O
Marsha de la O recently won the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions for her manuscript, Antidote for Night. The book will come out in Fall 2015. She previously won the New Issues Poetry Prize for her book, Black Hope, from the University of Western Michigan and an Editor‘s Choice Award. Her work is forthcoming in the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Pacific Coast Poetry Series), and has been anthologized in Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (Ballantine), Saying What Needs to Be Said (Solo Press), Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California (Greenhouse Review Press), and the poetry workshop handbook One for the Money: The Sentence as Poetic Form (Lynx House Press). A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, she has published in journals such as Barrow Street, Passages North, Solo, and Third Coast. She is the winner of the 2014 Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Prize, the dA Poetry Prize, the Ventura Poetry Prize, and has received two cultural arts grants from the City of Ventura, as well as a Tumblewords Poetry Residency. With her husband, poet Phil Taggart, she publishes the poetry journal Askew.