Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody

Martha Vertreace - Doody

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Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody is Distinguished Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Kennedy-King College in Chicago, Illinois. Her books include Oracle Bones (White Eagle Press, 1994), Light Caught Bending (Diehard Publishers, 1995), Cinnabar (Flume Press, 1995), Smokeless Flame (Frith Press, 1998), and Dragon Lady, Tsukimi (Riverstone Press, 1999), among others. Glacier Fire (WordTech Communications, 2005), won the Word Press Poetry Prize. She was honored with the Henry Blakely Award by Gwendolyn Brooks, and international honors include the Glendora Review Poet (Lagos, Nigeria), Hawthornden International Writers’ Fellow (Midlothian, Scotland), Poetry Fellow in residence at the Writers Center (Dublin, Ireland), and Research Fellow at St. Deiniol’s Library (Hawarden, Wales).