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Marcia Ann Southwick, American poet. Recipient Stanley B. Young fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Middlebury, Vermont, 1980; grantee, National Education Association, 1984. Member exhibition committee SITE Santa Fe, 1999—2001; Member of Associated Writing Programs, Poetry Society of America.


Southwick, Marcia Ann was born on October 30, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Wayne Orin and Jessie Ann Southwick.


Associate of Arts, Pine Manor Junior College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1970. Bachelor, Emerson College, Boston, 1973. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1975.


Instructor Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1979. Visiting poet Iowa Writers' Workshop, Iowa City, 1981—1983, University Colorado, Boulder, 1984. Visiting lecturer Warren Wilson Master of Fine Arts Program, Swannanoa, North Carolina, 1982.

Associate professor University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1985—1991. Visiting associate professor University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1994—2000. Board directors Aspen (Colorado) Writers Foundation, 1994—1996.

Co-founder The Missouri Review, Columbia, 1976. Visiting poet Florida International University, Miami, 2002.


Member exhibition committee SITE Santa Fe, 1999—2001. Member of Associated Writing Programs, Poetry Society of America.


  • Other Interests

    Study of simplicity, complexity and the arts.


Married Larry Patrick Levis, March 8, 1975 (divorced May 1982). 1 child Nicholas Southwick Levis. Married Murray Gell-Mann, June 20, 1992.

Wayne Orin

Jessie Ann Southwick

Larry Patrick Levis

Murray Gell-Mann

Nicholas Southwick Levis Southwick