Marianne Swierenga, Managing Editor of New Issues Press, is the recipient of the "Dean's Staff and Faculty Appreciation Award" for "great work done over the past year [...] above and beyond the call of duty." Congratulations!
Marianne received her B.A. from Hope College and her M.F.A. in poetry from Western Michigan University. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and her poems and essays have appeared in the Del Sol Review, Event, North American Review, and elsewhere.