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Nate Marshall    

Author of Award Winning Literary Work, "Wild Hundreds"

Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. His first book, Wild Hundreds, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. His rap album Grown is came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wabash College. He received his MFA in Poetry at The University of Michigan where he also served as a Zell Postgraduate Fellow. He received his BA at Vanderbilt University. A Cave Canem Fellow, his work has appeared in POETRY Magazine, Indiana Review, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, and in many other publications.

Nate was awarded a 2015 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. He was the star of the award winning full-length documentary Louder Than A Bomb and has been featured on the HBO Original Series Brave New Voices. He is also a Poetry Editor for Kinfolks Quarterly. Nate won the 2014 Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award and the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. Nate was named a semi-finalist for the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Contest. He was also a 2013 finalist for the Indiana Review Poetry Prize.

Nate has been a teaching artist with organizations such as Young Chicago Authors, InsideOut Literary Arts Project in Detroit, and Southern Word in Nashville. Nate is the founder of the Lost Count Scholarship Fund that promotes youth violence prevention in Chicago. He is a founding member of the poetry collective Dark Noise. Nate has performed at venues and universities across the US, Canada, and South Africa.


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