About Author: Margaret Menamin

Margaret Menamin wrote her first poem when she was in the second grade, and saw her first published poems in Seventeen before she was 20. Since then her poems have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines, including Good Housekeeping, The Missouri Conservationist. Most recently her poems have appeared  The Lyric, The Formalist, Iambs & Trochees, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Her book, Sonnets for a Second Summer, was published by Westphalia Press in 1996. For seven years she was a newspaper reporter and feature writer for the Rolla Daily News. In 1994 she won first place in the rhymed poetry division of the Writer’s Digest annual competition, and in 2002 she won first place in Iambs & Trochees’ poetry competition. She has been a finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and has won awards from The Lyric and other poetry journals. Since 1967 her sonnet, Prayer for OWAA, has been used as the official invocation and benediction for the annual meeting of Outdoor Writers of America Association. Her on-line chapbook, Essential Tremors, was published by New Formalist in 2005. She passed away on June 3, 2009.

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