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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1945 in Washington, D.C.

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Illinois Connection

Vertreace-Doody lives in Chicago and is a Distinguished Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence, Kennedy-King College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Martha Modena Vertreace-Doody's work focuses on American experiences, as a black woman in the Chicago region, as a participant in American history, and as a community activist. She has been involved in Chicago’s Catholic and African American communities, serving as a time as an editor of Community Magazine at Friendship House in Chicago and publishing poetry in the National Catholic Reporter.


-- The Glendora Review Poet, Lagosm Nigeria
-- Twice Fellow at the Hawthornden International Writers' Retreat in Scotland
-- Poetry Fellow, in residence at the Writers Center, Dublin, Ireland
-- Research Fellow at St. Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, Wales
-- Henry Blakely Award, from Gwendolyn Brooks
-- National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship
-- Illinios Arts Council Literary Awards
-- Illinois Arts Council Fellowship
-- Significant Illinois Poet Award from Gwendolyn Brooks
-- Scottish Arts Council Awards

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Glacier fire :
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Kelly in the mirror /
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A young girl feels sad that she doesn't look like anyone in her family--until she finds a photograph album in the attic.

Light caught bending /
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Maafa :
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Second house from the corner /
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Second mourning /
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Under a cat's-eye moon /
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