Fireflies in the Gathering Dark

Fireflies in the Gathering Dark

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Maril Crabtree grew up in Memphis and New Orleans but calls the Midwest home. A former French teacher, lawyer, peace activist, environmentalist, energy healer, and yoga instructor, she is grateful for poetry—hers and others’—as the loom that weaves her life-threads together.

Her most recent chapbook is Tying the Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She authored two previous chapbooks: Dancing with Elvis (Top Hat & Tails Press) and Moving On (Pudding House Press) and edited four anthologies of poetry and essays published by Adams Media. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poetry has won numerous awards, including 1st Place “Judge’s Pick” in the anthology Well-Versed.

Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Kalliope, I-70 Review, The DMQ Review, Coal City Review, Main Street Rag, Persimmon Tree, Third Wednesday, and 2014 Poet’s Market. She previously served as poetry editor for Kansas City Voices and is a contributing editor for Heartland! Poems of Love, Resistance & Solidarity.

More of her work can be seen at

Paperback: 86 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (May 16, 2017)

AAUW Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award First Runner-Up 2018
Kansas State Library 2018 Notable Books Award