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Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1945 in Washington, D.C.

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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.


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Awards

-- """Glacier Fire"""

-- *Word Press Poetry Prize, 2004

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-- """Light Caught Bending"""

-- *Scottish Arts Council Grant, 1995 the first time the award was given to a writer who is not British

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-- """Other Awards"""

-- *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

-- *National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, 1993

-- *Illinios Arts Council Literary Awards

-- *Illinois Arts Council Fellowship

-- *Significant Illinois Poet Award from Gwendolyn Brooks, 1993