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Marianne Kunkel

Now in its 85th year of publication, Prairie Schooner is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Managing Editor, Marianne Kunkel!

Holding an M.F.A. from the University of Florida and currently a third-year Ph.D. student in poetry, with a specialization in women’s and gender studies, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kunkel takes over as Managing Editor after her recent six-month stint as interim Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.

A native of Alabama, Kunkel brings to the position of Managing Editor four years of publishing and editing experience working at the University Press of Florida, Naylor Publications, and the University of Nebraska Press. Also a talented poet, Kunkel has published poems in Columbia Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, and River Styx, and her chapbook, The Laughing Game, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Prairie Schooner’s Glenna Luschei Endowed Editor-in-Chief Kwame Dawes says of Kunkel, “It was clear to me that one of my most important tasks as new editor of Prairie Schooner would be to find a gifted and efficient Managing Editor. Fortunately, I did not have to look far. Marianne Kunkel brings a remarkable professionalism and efficiency to the task, and she does all of this with grace and enthusiasm. She is a gifted poet and splendid manager. The Schooner is in very capable hands.”

Please join us in welcoming Marianne Kunkel as Prairie Schooner’s new Managing Editor!



Welcome Maryanne!

Congrats Marianne!