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Jeri McCormick

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Jeri McCormick, founder of Fireweed Press and long-time teacher of creative writing in senior centers and the Elderhostel program, co-edited two texts on writing with Haworth Press. She co-edited Love Over Sixty, an anthology of women’s poems, and her work appears in The Book of Irish American Poetry: From the 18th Century to the Present (Notre Dame Press). Her chapbook, The Sun Rides in Your Ribcage, was Fireweed’s first publication, and her books, When It Came Time and Marrowbone of Memory: Ireland's Great Famine were published by Salmon Poetry in Ireland. She has been awarded writing fellowships and won international and regional prizes, including honorable mentions in the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2015 and 2016 Poetry Contests, and a third-place award in 2019.

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