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Today's Interview: Poet Sara Moore Wagner talks about her new book Hillbilly Madonna

Hillbilly Madonna
Cheri Lawson
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WEKU
Poet Sara Moore Wagner holds a copy of her new book Hillbilly Madonna

Sara Moore Wagner is an urban Appalachian poet.

She is the winner of numerous awards including the 2021 Cider Press Review Editors Prize for her book Swan Wife, and the 2020 Driftwood Press Manuscript Prize for Hillbilly Madonna.

She is also a 2022 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award recipient.

Her poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies. She currently lives in West Chester, OH with her husband and three children, and she teaches Creative Writing at Northern Kentucky University.

Sara Moore Wagner talks about her latest book, Hillbilly Madonna

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