Marianne Worthington is a poet, editor, and co-founder of Still: The Journal, an online literary magazine publishing literary, visual, and musical artists with ties to the Appalachian region since 2009. She received the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Appalachian Book of the Year Award for her poetry collection, Larger Bodies Than Mine. She was awarded grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship at Berea College. She recently co-edited, with Silas House, Piano in a Sycamore: Writing Lessons from the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop, a writing craft anthology from teachers at the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop from the last 40 years. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Oxford American, CALYX, Grist, Shenandoah, The Louisville Review, Appalachian Heritage, Southern Poetry Anthology, and Vinegar and Char: Southern Food in Verse, among other places. She lives in Williamsburg, Kentucky, and teaches communication studies, media writing, and journalism at University of the Cumberlands.
Here are some of her most recent writing projects:
Afterword for Crystal Wilkinson’s novel Water Street, UP of Kentucky, 2017.
Liner notes for Daniel Martin Moore’s CD Archives Vol. II – Old Stepstone, 2016.
Review of Kathleen Driskell’s Next Door to the Dead: Poems, Appalachian Heritage, 2015.
Liner notes for Daniel Martin Moore & Joan Shelley’s CD Farthest Field, 2015.
Still: The Journal, the literary journal she co-edits with Silas House and Karen Salyer McElmurray, publishes new issues every February, June, and October.