Marci Vogel is the author of At the Border of Wilshire & Nobody, winner of the 2015 Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize. A native of Los Angeles and first-generation college student, Vogel is currently a Provost’s Fellow in the Ph.D. program in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California. Her poetry, translations, and essays have appeared in a number of publications, including FIELD, Plume, Jacket2, ZYZZYVA, Puerto del Sol, Poet Lore, Colorado Review and Seneca Review.
Awarded a 2014 Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, Vogel’s writing has also earned recognition from the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the AWP Intro Journals Project, and the James Jones Literary Society. She has received invitations and fellowships to share her work both nationally and internationally, including readings and talks at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Beaux-Arts in Tours, France, and the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Vogel recently organized a public reading at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook as part of a new program to bring poetry to California State Parks.
Vogel served as 2013-2014 poetry editor of Gold Line Press and has taught writing and literature in the honors program at USC and at Santa Monica College. She is currently at work on a new collection of poems, several translation projects, and a hybrid manuscript based on the life and work of medieval Francophone poet, Christine de Pizan. Before entering USC in the fall of 2012, Vogel taught for 22 years at a Los Angeles nonprofit elementary school founded to include students with hearing loss.