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Marianne Jay Erhardt

Marianne Jay Erhardt lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her nonfiction appears or is forthcoming in Oxford American, Orion, River Teeth, storySouth, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of Ruminate Magazine’s 2021 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, a 2019–20 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship, and most recently, a Pushcart Prize nomination. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and teaches in the writing program at Wake Forest University. Erhardt is currently seeking a publisher for her collection of lyric essays on motherhood, care, and imagination.