From The Paper Online of Montgomery County
Wabash professor awarded poetry award
Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:04 AM
Marshall’s first book, “Wild Hundreds” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. He is a co-editor of “The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop” (2015). He is a founding member of the Dark Noise poetry collective and a Cave Canem Fellow. His work has appeared in “Poetry,” “Indiana Review” and “The New Republic,” among other publications. He was the star of the award-winning documentary “Louder Than A Bomb” and was featured in the HBO Original Series “Brave New Voices.” Marshall received the 2014 Hurston / Wright Founding Members Award and the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. Marshall received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his MFA from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Among the largest awards offered to young poets in the U.S., the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry prize was established in 1989 by Ruth Lilly to encourage the further writing and study of poetry. In 2013, the Poetry Foundation received a generous gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund to create the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships.