Faculty Feature: English Professor Marjorie Maddox Recently Published a New Collection of Poetry

Marjorie MaddoxLHU English Professor and Director of Creative Writing, Marjorie Maddox, recently published a new book of poetry—True, False, None of the Above.

According to the publisher, Wipf and Stock, “True, False, None of the Above poetically explores what it means to write, read, and teach literature in a world that—at turns—rejects, embraces, or shrugs indifferently at the spiritual. This is a book on the intersection of words and belief, on how books mark and mirror our lives, and how sometimes the journey we experience on the page leads us to faith.”

Maddox shares that the book includes a poem written in honor of former LHU professor Virginia Martin.

But that’s not all the exciting literary news happening for Maddox this fall. In addition to the publication of her poetry collection, a short story collection is forthcoming in the fall of 2016, along with two children's books.

Two of the stories in Maddox’s forthcoming collection have already received awards and nominations, including the opening story in the collection titled, "Crowned," which was named a finalist for The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction.

Her short story "Eiffel Tower" was named a finalist for the prestigious Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction 2015.