In the Backyard by Hannah Marshall


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Hannah Marshall lives in south-central Illinois, an hour outside of St. Louis, MO. She is a loose-leaf tea nerd and has a large college of handmade mugs given to her by her father, a full-time professional potter. She can also identify many trees by their bark and is training her six-year-old to be a genuine tree-hugger. Marshall occasionally posts her poems and blogposts at You can also follow her adventures in adult coloring on Instagram @hanamara. She has been published in Minerva Rising, Dappled Things, The Madison Review, Big Muddy, Stoneboat, and others, and is a poetry student at Converse College’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing.



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