Marjorie Maddox Hafer
(pen name: Marjorie Maddox)

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Book Reviews/Honors

**NEW EBOOK of 1994 Sandstone Book Award Winner, Perpendicular As I

**NEW BOOK: Local News from Someplace Else

  • August 19, 2013 article in Williamsport Life Magazine
  • June 2013: Featured Poet T. S. Poetry Press for Local News from Someplace Else:

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Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation

  • Reviewed by Lynn Levin at Imaginarium

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Weeknights at the Cathedral

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Perpendicular As I

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Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania and the Poetry of Place

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Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems

  • Booklist: RULES OF THE GAME 
    The overlap between poetry readers and baseball fans at this age range may be small, but for those in the middle of that particular Venn diagram, this is indeed a rare treat. Which isn't to say others won't gain something from this book. Sports fans will find themselves nodding in recognition of Maddox's sophisticated grasp of the game's intricacies, while language mavens will appreciate her joyous wordplay and dead-eye command of poetic devices, even if they don't quite catch all of the allusions. A knuckleball becomes "that pigeon / flapping awkwardly / out the barn door of a hand" and a line drive "a sharp swing of invisible string on which the ball careens." Some of the best lines are the simplest: a sacrifice bunt "kills it with a tap. Sandford's charcoal pencil drawings, backed by sepia-toned pages, may not exactly grab readers' eyes, but they impart a classy timelessness to the book that's a nice match to its subject. For the right reader, this could be an eye-opening glimpse of poetry doing what prose cannot.
    - Ian Chipman                                      
  • Meridian Magazine

  • Goodreads
  • New York City Government Recommended Poetry Books for Teachers

  • Project Muse:  Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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When the Wood Clacks Out Your Name

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A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry

Additional Links to On-line Work


  • SOL English Writing in Mexico Anthology