MARJORIE MADDOX, Director of Creative Writing and Professor of English at Lock Haven University, has published nine collections of poetry—including Local News from Someplace Else, Perpendicular As I (Sandstone Book Award), and Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (Yellowglen Prize)—as well as over 450 stories, poems, and essays in journals and anthologies. She is co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania and has two children’s books: A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry and Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems. Her numerous honors include Cornell’s Chasen Award and Sage Graduate Fellowship for an MFA, the 2000 Paumanok Poetry Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Seattle Review’s Bentley Prize for Poetry, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, and Pushcart Prize nominations in both poetry and fiction. She is the great-grandniece of baseball legend Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who helped break the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson. For more information, see