Meet Myrna Stone...
Myrna Stone is the author of five full-length books of poetry:
In the Present Tense: Portraits of My Father, a Finalist for the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry;
The Casanova Chronicles, a Finalist for the 2011 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry;
The Art of Loss, for which she received the 2001 Ohio Poet of the Year Award
She is the recipient of three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Poetry, a Full Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, a Distinguished Entry Award in the Campbell Corner 2004 Poetry Contest for which she received a stipend and an invitation to read at Poets House in New York City, and the 2002 Poetry Award from Weber, The Contemporary West. More recently, for a new poem entitled “The Resurrectionist’s Diary,” she was awarded the 2017 New Letters Prize in Poetry.
In 2015 Stone presented five morning lectures on Poetry as a member of the faculty of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.
Her poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Every Day Poems, and Every Writer, and have appeared in over fifty journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Nimrod, River Styx, Southwest Review, and Boulevard.
Her work has also appeared in nine anthologies, including Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse; I Have My Own Song For It: Modern Poems of Ohio; and Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, and has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A founding member of The Greenville Poets, based in Greenville, Ohio, Stone lives with her husband in an 18th century farmhouse they moved from Rhode Island.