About Marsha De La OMarsha De La O is an American poet. She is the author of three volumes of poetry. Her most recent book, Every Ravening Thing (2019), was published through the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her previous book, Antidote for Night, won the 2015 Isabella Gardner Award and was published by BOA Editions. Her first book, Black Hope, was awarded the New Issues Press Poetry Prize and was published by New Issues Press. Black Hope won an Editors’ Choice, Small Press Book Award. Other awards include the Morton Marcus Poetry Award and the da Poetry Award, as well as the Ventura Poetry Festival Poetry Award. Her poems have been also published in many journals including The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, Third Coast and the North American Review.
Marsha De la O lives in Ventura, California, with her husband, poet and editor Phil Taggart. Together, they produce poetry readings and events in Ventura County and edit the literary journal Spillway.
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