Marguerite L. Harrold

Marguerite L. Harrold’s work is a revolutionary act of kindness, gratitude, agitation and community mobilization. Her poems thread the ecology of being human through urban and rural landscapes, in order to explore the ways in which we connect to place, dislocation and to one another. She earned a Master’s of Fine Art in Creative Writing/Poetry (with Honors) from Columbia College Chicago. Marguerite was nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize (Matador Review). She was also nominated for a 2020 Illinois Arts Council grant and was a 2020 finalist for an Allied Arts Council grant. She is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and attended the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers Conference. Recently she retired from the Chicago Department of Public Health, after 20 years of service in HIV Prevention and Environmental Health. She is currently pursuing Poetry and Naturalist work. She recently returned from a trip around the world. She has poems published or forthcoming in the following journals: The Blue Nib httpsss:// Jubilat pulpmouth httpsss:// “Growing Up in Chicago House Music ”-Essay The Chicago Review: The Black Arts Movement in Chicago Special Issue: Spring 2019 httpss:// VINYL httpsss:// Pulpmouth httpsss:// The Matador Review httpss:// Anthology House: a visionary ecology project Rigorous httpss:// Marguerite can be contacted via Facebook, @discokayaker or at